LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A 45-year-old father of four is on life support with a fractured skull after being involved in a fight in the Dodger Stadium parking lot following Friday’s extra innings game.

The Dodgers’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks was apparently one of the longest ever, ending in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Rafael Reyna remains in a medically induced coma after being hit in the Dodger Stadium parking lot. (credit: Christel Reyna/UGC/CBSLA)

Rafael 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.

Christel told CBSLA she could hear someone yelling at her husband, and then heard a loud thump.

She remained on the phone as strangers tended to Reyna. She could hear one of them saying that he was bleeding.

The father of four was taken to County USC Medical Center where he was placed on life support, according to his wife.

LAPD has confirmed that there was a fight in the parking lot and that they do not currently have a suspect in custody.

Police believe that the suspect was a man in his 20s and drove off in a white SUV, possibly a Toyota 4Runner.

A GoFundMe page has been created by his wife to help with medical expenses and she asks anyone with information on the attack to share what they know.

Comments (15)
  1. Nita Hiltner says:

    Dodger Stadium needs to be renamed THUG CITY! I hope this family sues the Dodgers for everything it has.

    1. Alma Lopez says:


  2. Thomas Cresswell says:

    Here we go again with Bryan Stow part 2. When Stow’s assailants went on trial, I asked the DA why they weren’t charged with attempted murder since they almost killed the guy. The response I got was disgusting. I was told that to charge them with that, they would have to prove that they had set out to kill Stow! I was also advised to write my Rep to see if the law could be changed. Fat chance of that. They don’t listen to private citizens. They only listen to major contributors, or big business. I think when someone is beaten like Stow was – or the latest casualty that the DA has to prove the person meant to kill him is ridiculous but that’s one of the stupid laws we have in this state. I hope they catch the cowardly creep who did this.

    1. Pete A Erkeneff says:

      Another Bryan Stow type incident. This is truly another heartbreaking incident. Where is the security detail when these type of incident happen?

    2. Michael Grimler says:

      That’s only for 1st degree murder. They still could charge him with 2nd degree murder…still a felony and serious prison time.

      They are cowards.

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