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2 men questioned in fatal fight at Angel Stadium

Two men who were involved in a fatal fight at Angel Stadium on opening day have met with police and been interviewed, but no arrests have been made, authorities said this afternoon.

On Wednesday, police released photographs of the two men they believed were involved in the fight. Both voluntarily contacted police Wednesday evening and were interviewed today, said Sgt. Rick Martinez. They have not been identified because they have not been arrested.

Brian Powers, 27, of Buena Park, died at UC Irvine Medical Center just a few hours after the end of the Angels’ opening-day game Monday against the Oakland Athletics. Witnesses told police they saw Powers fighting with a man near a stairwell in the right-field pavilion, according to the Anaheim police Department. During the fight, witnesses said, another man approached Powers from behind and punched him in the head, causing him to fall and strike his head on a concrete step.

Martinez said the investigation into the fight is continuing.

— Paloma Esquivel

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He didn't die hours after the attack. He was on life support for days... please speak the full and honest truth
-his friends

The beating and subsequent fall caused damage beyond repair. The sad fact is that he was brain dead immediately and did not regain consiousnessness. His family and friends were able to say goodbye to him throughout the day on Tuesday and Wednseday while he was kept alive so decisions could be made regarding organ receipients.

So the 'full and honest truth' is that he died (brain dead) immediately Monday night and was on life support until late night Wednesday.

I was glad to hear the two men voluntarily came forward to talk with police.

The exchange of words was harmless, the fight was unfortunate, the beating was brutal - someone needs to answer for it and let the courts decide what happens to those two.

To Brian's friends, don't put yourself on the same level as the two who killed him. I know revenge for your friend seems justified, but let those that deserve punishment get justice by the courts and in tribute to Brian LIVE - He would want you to continue to enjoy your life - out of jail and free of any personal retribution.

Do you know if anyone set up a memorial page like on Facebook or anything fro Brian? I was an acquaintance and was deeply troubled by this. It also seems to me now with what happened to Adenhart that Brian's case is getting left on the back burner. Were the two the police questioned actually the two that did this to Brian?

Anyway please let me know if there's anyplace to leave a condolence. Rest in peace.

Brian will truly be missed! It is unfortunate to see someone so young die in this way, but he was with people he loved and will always be remembered.


My heart goes out to his family. i hate that a tragedy like this had to happen. i knew brian from the past he was a good guy with his whole life in front of him. He will truly be missed. REST IN PEACE BRIAN!!!!


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