PRESS RELEASE - Arrest Made Associated with Assault Following 10/7 Event at Levi's Stadium
The Santa Clara Police Department arrested 34-year-old David Aguilera Gonzales of Madera, California in connection with a Sunday, October 7 incident that left one man hospitalized following the San Francisco 49ers versus Arizona Cardinals football game at Levi’s Stadium.
At the conclusion of the football game, an assault occurred in the stadium parking lot at the corner of Great America Parkway and Tasman Drive. A 33-year-old male victim was walking through the parking lot with his friends when he kicked a bottle that was lying in the parking lot. The bottle landed near the suspect who approached the victim and punched him once in the face. The victim immediately fell to the ground. The victim slowly brought himself back up on his feet and began walking away from the suspect, when the suspect punched him a second time in the head. The victim fell to the ground once again. Moments later, the suspect fled the scene in his vehicle.
Police officers assigned to the stadium responded to the call after it was originally reported as a medical situation. Officers briefly interviewed the victim who was cooperative and conscious. He was transported to a local hospital for additional testing and observation.
While at the hospital, the victim’s injuries were fully evaluated as his condition worsened. He is currently listed in critical condition.
Santa Clara police investigators worked diligently to identify and locate the suspect, identified as Gonzales. He was arrested in the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 9 near his Madera home. He was subsequently booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail on felony charges of assault causing great bodily injury and battery with serious bodily injury.
Anyone that may have witnessed this incident or with information involving this crime is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Nick Richards at (408) 615- 4814.
Name: David Aguilera Gonzales
Date of Birth: 10-2-1984
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Date of Occurrence: October 7, 2018
Time: 5:01 PM
Incident: Assault at Levi’s Stadium
Case Number: 18-9479
Location: Parking lot at the corner of Great America Parkway and Tasman Drive