Los Angeles police are looking for a suspect after a man was severely injured in an altercation Friday night at Dodger Stadium.
Rafael Reyna, a father of four, is on life support at a local hospital with head injuries, including a fractured skull, according to his wife.
Christel Reyna said she was on the phone with her husband while he was at the stadium when she heard him arguing with someone and then heard a cracking sound.
Witnesses told security that another fan had struck him. Police reportedly are looking for a man in his 20s who fled in a white SUV.
The Dodgers addressed the incident in a statement on Saturday.
“Last night, an altercation occurred suddenly between two men who were leaving the stadium. One of the men was injured as a result of the altercation. A witness immediately reported the incident to stadium personnel, and emergency medical technicians were promptly dispatched to provide medical assistance at the scene. The matter is now being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department, and the Dodgers are cooperating fully with the investigation.”
Dodger Stadium was the scene of an ugly Opening Day incident in 2011, when San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow was brutally attacked and wound up in a medically induced coma. Stow, now 50, was a paramedic at the time of the attack. Now, he still requires crutches to walk and talks at schools about the
dangers of bullying.
Two men were charged in that attack and later pleaded guilty in 2014.
–Field Level Media