Authorities in California arrested a suspect who allegedly threw a bag of beer at San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow during Monday night’s game. The 49ers fan suffered permanent brain damage as result of the attack, and has been hospitalized for two years since
the incident occurred. Authorities are still waiting to see if there will be any criminal charges filed against the person responsible.,
The “49ers fan in coma video” is a video that shows the suspect being arrested. The 49ers fan was attacked on October 20th, 2018.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (CBSLA) — Last Saturday, a guy was arrested in connection with a horrific attack outside SoFi Stadium during the NFC Championship game that left a San Francisco 49ers fan in a coma.
Daniel Luna in an undated photograph (Facebook)
Inglewood Mayor James Butts named the suspect as 33-year-old Los Angeles resident Cifuentes Alexis at a press conference on Friday. He faces one felony count of assault with the intent to cause serious bodily harm.
He was detained on Thursday, but was freed on $30,000 bond early Friday morning.
Alexis was recognized, according to Butts, using CCTV footage from SoFi Stadium. Inglewood police connected a suspicious automobile shown on surveillance footage in the stadium parking lot to its registered owner on Thursday. The car’s owner was not a suspect.
“After saying we were looking to find a person engaged in a probable assault on Sunday at SoFi Stadium,” Butts said, “they (investigators) left contact information (with the owner).”
Alexis then contacted detectives while at work in Montebello, according to Butts. Officers arrived at his place of business, and he willingly returned with them to Inglewood police headquarters, where he was interrogated and detained.
The victim, Daniel Luna, 40, of Oakland, was discovered wounded in Parking Lot L at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood about 4 p.m. Sunday, roughly 30 minutes after the Rams’ 20-17 win over the 49ers that sent them to Super Bowl LVI.
Luna was rushed to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where he was put in a medically induced coma after suffering severe facial and upper-body injuries. He is still in a coma as of Friday.
Butts said, “His health has neither improved or worse.”
Butts previously said that detectives found Luna was mixing with a group of individuals mostly wearing red 49ers jerseys when he allegedly assaulted a guy wearing a Rams shirt from behind after reviewing security video.
Butts said the suspect replied by shoving Mr. Luna from behind and striking him once in the mouth region. “Luna then collapsed to the ground, where he was discovered by security guards, who called for help.”
Following the confrontation, the guy who assaulted Luna was seen in surveillance camera engaging with the passengers of a car before fleeing the area.
Butts claimed the CCTV video was “extremely grainy,” and authorities did not offer a description of the guy or the car. He did say, though, that investigators were able to collect the vehicle’s license plate number.
Luna came to Los Angeles alone after other pals canceled their intentions to accompany him, according to a family acquaintance. Luna is a chef and the proprietor of Mistura, an Oakland restaurant.
Butts refuted claims that the city and police waited too long to report Luna’s attack, arguing that officials only discovered a crime had happened after analyzing surveillance video.
“To be honest, it seemed to be a little incident that spiraled out of control after one punch and someone striking their head on the ground,” said Butts, a former Santa Monica police chief and current deputy chief of the Inglewood Police Department.
“We are informed and grieved by the event,” SoFi Stadium organizers said in a statement. During this terrible moment, our thoughts are with Mr. Luna’s friends and family. In the course of their inquiry, we’re collaborating with law enforcement authorities.”
Horace Frank, a former assistant chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, believes police should have been more forthcoming about the facts surrounding Luna’s beating.
Frank, who managed large game operations, said the Los Angeles Times, “You should have given out that information to the public because the culprit is a public safety danger and a menace to the community.” “You want to apprehend the perpetrators of this horrific assault as quickly as possible.”
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Daniel Luna, the suspect who was arrested in a SoFi stadium attack which left 49ers fan in coma, has been charged with attempted murder. Reference: daniel luna.
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