Dodger Stadium fight leaves one person critically injured, LAPD says
Los Angeles police are looking for the people involved in a fight outside Dodger Stadium after Friday’s playoff game that sent one fan to the hospital with critical injuries.
Few details were available Monday, including the gender or age of the person who was injured. LAPD Officer Matthew Ludwig said the person remained hospitalized Monday in critical but stable condition.
The fight broke out in a parking lot about 10:30 p.m., after the Dodgers dropped the opening game of the National League Division Series to the New York Mets, 3-1. Ludwig said a verbal argument between fans escalated into the physical confrontation.
It was not clear whether the fans were from rival teams, Ludwig said.
Detectives with the LAPD’s elite robbery-homicide division -- which typically handles more complex or high-profile investigations -- are working the case. Ludwig said investigators are looking at surveillance footage and interviewing witnesses in hopes of tracking down those involved.
Police asked anyone with information about the altercation to call (213) 486-6890.
Security at Dodger Stadium has been scrutinized in recent years after the 2011 attack on Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan who was beaten by two men in the parking lot on opening day.
Stow, a paramedic and father of two, suffered serious brain damage and remains severely impaired from the attack. Two men -- Marvin Norwood and Louie Sanchez -- later pleaded guilty to beating Stow and were sent to federal prison.
Stow sued the Dodgers and their former owner Frank McCourt, saying they were to blame for the attack because of insufficient security and lighting. A jury faulted the team, along with Sanchez and Norwood, and awarded Stow nearly $18 million after a six-week trial in 2014.
The beating drew national attention and led to increased security at the stadium.
On Monday evening, a Dodgers spokesman said the team had no comment.
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