Oxnard man arrested after 15-year-old soccer player attacked

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Article Date: 6/1/2009 | Resource: MLG

Oxnard man arrested after 15-year-old soccer player attacked

An Oxnard man was arrested after he punched a 15-year-old in the head during a soccer game, sparking a brawl Sunday afternoon, police said.

Dagoberto Lopez Gomez, 23, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after he attacked a young man from Port Hueneme, using his fists and soccer cleats.

Police responded to a 4:50 p.m. call that 30 people were fighting at the soccer field at Southwest Park, in the 2900 block of West Fifth Steet in Oxnard.

With Gomez’s team losing 2-0, the victim, who witnesses told police is a “standout soccer player,” was on a breakaway run to making a goal, when two opposing players fouled him.

Gomez punched the young man in the head. The victim fell to the ground, and Gomez continued to kick and punch him in the head with his fists and soccer cleats, police said.

The victim suffered multiple bruises and scrapes to the face and head, but declined treatment on scene.

The teams were part of a semi-pro adult league. The victim was allowed to play because he was a good player, police said.

Gomez was booked into Ventura County jail and was being held on $20,000 bail.

An investigation is continuing.

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Jeffrey Marquart