The Oakland restaurant owner that was hospitalized and placed under a medically-induced coma after a shoving match in the parking lot of the January 30 NFC Championship game at SoFi Stadium has come out of his coma, according to his attorney.
NBC Los Angeles reports that Daniel Luna, 40, was hospitalized in critical condition at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, and underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his brain due to an injury sustained during a fight outside the Rams-Dodgers game.
It appears that it was a fight between 49ers and Rams fans gone tragically wrong. Descriptions of what happened from Inglewood Mayor James Butts was described at a press conference last month based on security footage. It appears that Luna started the near-deadly scuffle: Butts described him pushing someone in a Rams jersey from behind, and when Luna turned away, “that person pushes him, takes another step towards him and punches him, it looks like in the mouth area,” Butts said. Luna then fell, hitting his head. He was found later by security, Butts said, who called the paramedics.
A suspect, Bryan Alexis Cifuentes-Rossell, was arrested on February 4 by the Inglewood Police Department in connection with the incident, then released on bail. His lawyer says he acted in self-defense.
In a statement from his family last month, Luna’s family said, “We want to make sure these NFL events are safe and secure for everyone and that all parties responsible for this tragic and violent attack will be held accountable so that something like this never happens again.”
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