A search continued Monday for three people who beat a fan in the parking lot of Angel Stadium, while the victim was upgraded from critical to serious condition.
The 43-year-old Huntington Beach man, a former Los Angeles Police Department officer who left the agency in 2012, was attacked at about 10:30 p.m. Friday after the Angels’ loss to the Kansas City Royals, Anaheim police Lt. Bob Dunn said.
The man and a relative were walking in the parking lot when they were attacked “without provocation by three individuals,” Dunn said. “He was severely beaten. No weapons were involved.”
It “appears alcohol was a factor” in the conflict and the victim’s injuries, Dunn said.
The victim’s name was not officially released, but a neighbor identified him to a local television reporter as Alex Arredondo, a father of three. Arredondo’s Facebook page has multiple photos of him at Angels’ games and wearing Angels paraphernalia.
Witnesses to the beating contacted officers who were in the parking lot, and they immediately found the victim at the scene, he said.
“There was nothing to suggest an argument began inside of the game or a fan rivalry,” Dunn said.
Investigators have no reason to believe at this point that the victim’s past employment with the LAPD had anything to do with the beating either, Dunn said.
There is no security camera footage of the attack and investigators do not have suspect descriptions from the handful of witnesses who saw the conflict, Dunn said. The witnesses who contacted police could not offer anything about motive and no more description other than that three men were involved, he said.
Anyone with information was asked to call police.
— City News Service