Investigators have released photos of a second suspect allegedly involved in a post-game brawl at Qualcomm Stadium following a Chargers game late last month.
The San Diego Police Department says the unidentified man (pictured above and below) is wanted for assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the brawl that broke out in the parking lot of Qualcomm Stadium on Sept. 29 right after the Chargers vs. Cowboys game.
The fight involved glass bottles flying between opposing fans. Witnesses told NBC 7 the fight – which started as a verbal altercation and then quickly escalated – lasted nearly half an hour.
Investigators say the bottle brawl involved two suspects and two victims.
One suspect, Ramon Heredia, 41, has already been arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. He’s accused of striking a victim over the head with a beer bottle in the parking lot. That victim sustained minor injuries.
The second suspect has yet to be identified or charged.
Police say this suspect allegedly struck a male victim over the head with a beer bottle and the victim suffered multiple lacerations to his head -- wounds that required 13 staples.
The fight was caught on camera by witnesses. Raw video of the confrontation shows the beer bottles being used to strike victims as the crowd in the parking lot tries to break it up.
Police describe this second suspect as a Hispanic or light-skinned African-American man between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-11, weighing 190 to 220-pounds. He has brown hair, cut very short with shaved sides, and was wearing a dark blue Dallas Cowboys T-shirt, blue Dickies-brand shorts, white socks and sneakers during the fight. Police say the suspect may have contacts in Inglewood, Calif., and the Hawthorne area of Los Angeles.
The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information on the identity and whereabouts of this second suspect should contact the SDPD at (858) 495-7900 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a $1,000 reward if they have information that leads to an arrest.
The violent fan brawl in San Diego broke out less than a week after a California man was fatally stabbed during a rivalry-fueled fight that followed a game between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers in San Francisco.
After the Sept. 29 altercation at Qualcomm Stadium, police told NBC 7 that there are fights and arrests at every Chargers home game.
Qualcomm Stadium has an alcohol policy that limits beer sales during the game. There is a two-drink limit until the start of third quarter. After the third quarter begins, fans can purchase only one drink per visit to the concession stand. No alcohol is sold in the fourth quarter.
The Chargers website says glass bottles are not allowed in the Qualcomm Stadium parking lot.