A suspect has been arrested in the attack on a Bay Area man at SoFi Stadium during last Sunday's NFC Championship Game, the mayor of Inglewood confirmed to KNBC in Los Angeles early Friday morning.
The man, identified as Bryan Alexis Rossell Cifuentes, 33, was arrested in Montebello after Inglewood police had determined his identity, Mayor James Butts said. The victim, Oakland's Daniel Luna has been in a medical coma at a Southern California hospital since the assault.
Police reportedly spoke with Cifuentes on the phone prior to his arrest, Butts confirmed in a text response to inquiries from KNBC Los Angeles.
Luna, 40, remains in a medically induced coma after he was punched in the parking lot outside the stadium Sunday. The arrest comes after Butts announced Thursday that surveillance video of the fight showed the suspect interacting with someone in a vehicle that police were able to identify.
The mayor said the surveillance video was blurry, but he watched it and said it shows Luna wearing a 49ers jersey and Cifuentes in a Rams jersey. He said the video showed Luna shoving Cifuentes, apparently without provocation. Cifuentes then shoved Luna from behind, and as Luna turned around, Cifuentes punched Luna in the face. Luna then fell to the ground and struck the back of his head on the pavement, Butts said.
The altercation between the two men lasted only about 5 seconds, the mayor said.
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Luna reportedly suffered facial fractures and was placed in a medically induced coma to prevent internal bleeding.
Cifuentes was booked on suspicion of felony assault.