Sucker-Punch Puts UCLA Tennis Player into Coma

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

DALLAS (AP) - Police have identified a suspect in the attack of a 20-year-old UCLA tennis player, who is in a coma after somebody punched him following a country music concert in Dallas.

Police said an 18-year-old Plano man is wanted on a charge of aggravated assault, a second-degree felony.

Jeffrey "Jake" Fleming, of Newport Beach, Calif., was attending a Rascal Flatts concert June 13 when an unknown man hit him. Police say Fleming and his friends may have argued with another group during the concert.

His family says he was sucker-punched as he was about to catch a taxi after the concert. The blow knocked Fleming to the ground, where his head hit the parking lot concrete, causing his brain to bleed and swell.

Fleming's father told The Dallas Morning News that his son
remained in critical condition.


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