Police in California are searching for four suspects after a 23-year-old woman was brutally beaten as she waited in line to get inside a Santa Ana club on Saturday.
Authorities have already arrested a female suspect in the beating of Kim Pham, who was declared brain-dead in the hours after the attack. She was put on life support, but relatives told KTLA on Monday that the young woman had passed away.
The fight began when an argument broke out with another woman, whose friend jumped in.
“Two or three of the female suspects knocked her to the ground, were physically assaulting her and kicking her, and they fled the scene,” Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna told KABC.
CBS Los Angeles reported that a bouncer tried to break up the fight but was unable to. When the assailants ran away, Pham was left unconscious on the ground.
The suspect has yet to be named, but is described as a Santa Ana resident in her 20s. She was arrested for suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and causing great bodily harm. Police are using video of the attack to identify the rest of the assailants, two women and two men.
“People have come forward that have provided us with videos and have come in and provided statements that have given detectives enough information to believe that this person was involved in at least the physical part of this altercation,” said Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the suspect.
Authorities are urging anyone with information regarding the suspects to come forward. A group of local Santa Ana leaders, business owners, residents, and representatives from the venue where the incident took place are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of the individuals responsible for Pham’s attack.
Here is extended video of the attack:
Anyone with any information is urged to call the Santa Ana Police Department at (714) 245-839. You can also call OC Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS.
SOURCE: Daily Mail | VIDEO SOURCE: YouTube News, Inc.