The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office filed battery charges for two men in connection with the attack of an older couple after an Elton John concert at Dodger Stadium in November 2022.

Reece Hopkin, 38, and Chad Reeves, 42, face one felony count of battery with serious bodily injury, with Hopkin facing an additional felony count of vandalism or destruction of property.

“What started out as a night of entertainment and revelry ended in violence,” District Attorney Gascón said in a statement Friday. “Verbal disagreements should never take such a dangerous turn. I want to thank the LAPD for their thorough investigation and our prosecutors who meticulously reviewed the case to determine what charges should be filed. We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to ensure that our entertainment venues are safe for all.”

The incident occurred in the Dodger Stadium parking lot after the first of three shows Elton John played for his farewell tour.

The couple, both in their 60s, allegedly got in a verbal altercation with a woman who smacked their car side mirror.

Part of the incident was caught on camera and posted to social media, showing two men show up during the shouting match and shoving the older man to the ground, before a punch was thrown while he laid on the ground. The older woman was then allegedly tackled by one of the men, hitting her head on the floor and suffering head injuries.

“Many people witnessed and recorded, but no one helped them,” The couple’s daughter Nicole said in a social media post. “They were left unconscious on the ground and security failed to help them.”

Hopkin then allegedly grabbed and smashed the phone of someone recording, leading to his additional vandalism charge.

The investigation is ongoing and both men are expected to be arraigned on May 15 at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

“I am proud of the vigilant work done by Northeast detectives to investigate this vicious attack and bring the attackers to justice with the support of the District Attorney’s Office,” LAPD Chief Michel Moore said in a statement Friday. “Our commitment to reducing violent crime and holding those responsible accountable will continue to be unwavering.”









































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