84°F
weather icon Clear

Man hospitalized after fight outside Dodger Stadium

LOS ANGELES — A 47-year-old man was hospitalized in serious condition after being struck during an argument that turned violent outside Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles police said.

The victim was punched once by another man and fell to the ground in a parking lot following Friday night’s marathon six-hour game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, said Officer Rosario Cervantes.

Christel Reyna said her husband, Rafael Reyna, sustained a skull fracture and is on life support following the encounter early Saturday morning.

Reyna said she was on the phone with her husband as he was leaving the stadium and heard a woman and a man arguing with him. She said she heard a crack and then her husband started moaning.

Police said they are investigating the encounter as an assault. No arrests have been made.

The suspect may have driven off in a white SUV, possibly a Toyota 4Runner, according to investigators.

The Dodgers released a statement saying the team was cooperating with police.

The incident recalled an attack on opening day at Dodger Stadium on March 31, 2011, which left fan Bryan Stow permanently disabled. Two men, Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood, ultimately pleaded guilty to beating Stow and were sent to federal prison. They were also ordered to pay a share of the $18 million judgment against the Dodgers.

The 2011 beating drew national attention and led to increased security at the stadium.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Strong quake hits near Greek capital of Athens, sparks fear

A strong earthquake hit Friday near the Greek capital of Athens, causing residents to run into the streets in fear and firefighters to check for people trapped in elevators.

US wasted no time getting El Chapo to supermax prison

A lawyer says authorities have wasted no time in sending the convicted Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo to an ultra-high-security prison where he will serve a life sentence.

House-approved $15 minimum wage has little chance in Senate

House Democrats approved legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, but the bill has almost no chance in the Republican-controlled Senate.

Rural Ohio county staggers from impact of opioid influx

The numbers are staggering: An average yearly total of 107 opioid pills per resident were distributed over a seven-year period in this rural county deep in Appalachia.