Dodgers Stadium Parking Lot Fight Leaves Man On Life Support

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

However, the parking lot altercation was not the first time someone has been critically injured in the parking lot following a Dodgers game, even just in recent memory.

Reyna was walking through the parking lot on the phone with his wife, Christel Reyna, sometime after 12 a.m. when a man confronted him. "The matter is now being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department, and the Dodgers are cooperating fully with the investigation".

Rafael Reyna is now on life support at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, his wife said. He sustained a fractured skull, among other head injuries, and is on life support.

Stadium officials said they were working with the Los Angeles Police Department on the investigation, according to ESPN.

The 45-year-old man was identified by his family as Rafael Reyna.

The latter fell to the ground after one punch, police said, and a witness immediately alerted facility personnel and police.

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On Saturday night, the LAPD said the incident was being labeled an assault, and was no longer considered an altercation.

The two men were just leaving the stadium when the fight broke out, Los Angeles Dodgers spokesman Joe Jareck said.

An investigation into the situation is ongoing, but no arrests have been made. The victim's wife, Christel Reyna, told NBC4 that she was on Facetime with her husband when she heard another woman yell, "Why did you do that?" "It sounded like a baseball bat, and then I heard him start moaning".

Police believe that the suspect was a man in his 20s and drove off in a white SUV, possibly a Toyota 4Runner. The incident is reminiscent of a 2011 Dodgers Stadium altercation involving San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow, who suffered permanent disability and brain damage when he was assaulted in the stadium parking lot following a game.

Two men were charged in that attack and later pleaded guilty in 2014. "We're a huge Dodgers fan family".

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