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Fan dies after fight at Angels game

Police are searching for details about a fight at Angels Stadium on Monday night that led to the death of a Buena Park man.

About 8:45 p.m. Monday, as crowds were leaving the stadium after the Angels' opening-day game against the Oakland As, witnesses saw 27-year-old Brian Powers fighting with another man near a stairwell in the right-field pavilion, according to the Anaheim Police Department.

During the fight, witnesses said, a third man approached Powers from behind and punched him in the head, making him fall and strike his head on a concrete step. Powers was rushed to UC Irvine Medical Center, where he was pronounced brain dead around midnight Tuesday, said Anaheim Police Sgt. Rick Martinez.

 "We're asking the public's help to find out what the fight was about," Martinez said.

The male suspects, who fled before police arrived, are described as being between 25-30 years old with goatees. Police are reviewing security videos that may have captured the attack. Witnesses are asked to call Anaheim police at (714) 765-1944.

-- Christopher Goffard

 
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Is Angel stadium the new Dodger stadium?

I guess someone has to fill the void that the Raiders left.

IF NATURAL SELECTION TAKES ITS COURSE HERE, THE TWO JERKS THAT ASSAULTED THIS GUY WILL BOTH END UP IN PRISON FOR THE REST OF THEIR NATURAL LIVES.
SADLY, WE NOW MUST DEPEND ON DARWIN TO EVEN THE PLAYING FIELD AS THE POLICE HAVE LOST THE BATTLE IN THE STREETS.

Brian,

You do not understand natural selection. Please refrain from using this term until you better understand.

Pathetic. This is why i don't go to Dodger stadium.

The Angels franchise should think of this incident as part of the team's re-branding to the "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim." Hopefully they can take more of the Dodgers' wannabe thugs down to pretty little OC, because there's too many up here.

This could be another reason for installing better security cameras and more of the at facilities where the public comes for sporting events. The summer is not even here yet, so you can bet that more heat will prompt more alcohol sales and related problems will arise.

The idea of having security cameras might deter many from acting out their agressioin, knowing that they can be identified and held accountable. The problem was pretty huge, if anyone recalls, back at the Coliseum with the Raider games.

DodgerStadium is worse since leaving O'Malley ownership. Security was pretty good so families were comfortable, and that's not the same now, even in better seats.

Dodger stadium has drastically improved in the last few years and will continue to improve. Angel Stadium should take some tips from the Dodgers. First, the Angels are infested with RATS and now a death occurred.

It is sad that the Anahiem Police have allowed a Los Angeles Event to take place in the OC, sure it happens everyday but Anahiem stadium was never dodger stadium, Disneyland was never Magic Mountain and the people that went to the games were just better the parking lots were cleaner the cars weren't all keyed or broken into.

After this event I simply called and cancelled my Season tickets, I won't be renewing and I can only urge others to do the same until Artie Moreno the Anahiem Angels the City of Anahiem, and Mostly the Anahiem Police dept can take more measures to prevent the rowdy drinking and the violence that has crept into the ballpark the last few years.

I live in Los Angeles and travel a good distance to watch the Angels now I will watch them from home.

I am however stuck selling the entire season though...

This is unfortunate for the man who died, his family and his friends. Artie and/or the Anaheim police need to get serious about public safety REAL QUICK. I won't be taking my wife or family to any games if there are going to be fights and deaths. Isn't this the 2nd or 3rd death at the stadium in the past couple years?
And that comment about natural selection makes no sense at all.

Just because of this one incident you all are downgrading the safety of the Angels Stadium. That is sad

I will continue going to Angels games without any worries for my safety.

By the way, I am 10, and the dude talking about natural selection really needs to take a biology class or something because that is just horrible. It seemed like he was talking about karma.

a sucker punching coward....not a surprise a a sporting event...deport after time served.

I said the same thing. When did Dodgers fans start creeping into our Stadium.
And whoever said Dodgers Stadium has improved... REALLY??? I went there last year to a Dodgers / Angels game with my Dodgers fan friend... thinking it was all in fun a good So Cal rivalry. I had food thrown at me I was cussed at my friend was threatened to get away from me... I'd hate to see what it was like before it that's the improvement.

Can we please take the word LOS ANGELES out of our ORANGE COUNTY Stadium and have our friendly fans back. The little gang bangers need to stick to Dodgers and Raiders games please. They aren't welcome here.

It's the blame game again. Black , White, hespanic, asian ect does not matter. what matters is the fact that some one died. It takes two to tango. If everyone could just have respect for one another zip your lips and go home after the game. I love taking my family to any staduim to watch a game of baseball. And I will continue to do so. Not evryone will favor my looks, rac or who I'm cheering for. I don't have to engage in their ruidness which is everywhere now a days. I love this sport and this is a sad event. I hope the best for both families. Please leave your B.S. in your own house.

after reading some of the post's the about Brain Powers (a family member of mines)it came as a shock to us his family and friends, he is going to be missed, this is a hard time for us as we lost his grandmother a year ago this week and his grandfather is in the same hospital as he is waiting on transplant himself, Brain himself is an (origin donor) but sadly we can't use them on his grandfather, but in the mist of this we will be saving 8 other peoples life, we are hopeful that they find these men, PLEASE IF ANYONE KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT THEM PLEACE CALL THE ANAHIEM POLICE, thank you very much, a family member.........

I think most of you have missed the boat on this. First, the race of the attackers does matter as it allows the police to profile the attackers. Second, it doesn't take two to tango if the second person is the victim of an attack rather than a party to the attack. And third, having Los Angeles in your name doesn't mean that your fans now come from LA, nor that the gang bangers that go to the games come from LA. The sad fact of the matter is that Orange County has some very bad gangs of their own. Wake up idiots.

HE WAS A HUGE FAN OF THE ANGELS AND A GREAT FRIEND AND FATHER NOT A MANIAC. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE!!!

JA


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