Cops Seek Mom, Son in Dodger Stadium Assault

Fan was critically injured
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 14, 2015 12:13 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Two people suspected of critically injuring a man outside Dodger Stadium are believed to be a mother and son, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday. Police declined to release the ages of the mother and son or discuss what precipitated the fight on Friday night, but Beck says detectives are reviewing video that captured the assault in hopes of tracking the pair down. The man injured in the fight is in critical condition at a hospital and detectives are hoping to interview him for more details about what happened, Beck says.

The fight happened in a stadium parking lot after the Dodgers lost the opening game of the National League Division Series to the New York Mets, 3-1. It began with an argument and quickly escalated into violence, police say. Beck declined to discuss whether the injured man and the suspects knew each other, or whether they were rooting for opposing teams. Beck called the assault very unusual, saying that stadium security has been significantly enhanced since a 2011 beating that left San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow with brain damage. (A fan was shot on Sunday after a fight outside the Dallas Cowboys' stadium.)

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