Police are hoping cellphone video will help lead to the arrest of more people in the beating of a woman outside a nightclub. A $5,000 reward is also being offered by businesses near the Santa Ana bar where she was critically hurt. Kate Larsen reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.
A 23-year-old woman critically wounded during a weekend fight outside an upscale Southern California nightclub was clinging to life as police announced an arrest in the case while four others were still being sought in the assault, authorities said.
A Santa Ana woman in her 20s was arrested in connection with the attack outside The Crosby Bar and Nightclub around 12:20 a.m. Saturday, Santa Ana police said.
Relatives have identified the beating victim as Kim Pham, and said she was being kept on
life support so her organs could be donated.
Police were also seeking two women and two men in the case and are hoping a $5,000 reward will lead to the culprits.
The reward is being offered by Santa Ana businesses near the club where she was critically hurt.
"In her 23 years on this earth, she gave more love, accomplished way more than many people have in their whole lifetime," Emma's friend Alex Turkich said.
She was taken to a hospital in extremely critical condition, officials said. Police said Monday that she was on life support.
The fight began when the woman and her friends were involved in an argument with another group of females, police said. Two or three women reportedly hit and kicked the woman while she was on the ground, officials said.
Detectives believe cell phone footage was taken of the fight, and are asking anyone with information to call 714-245-8390.
NBC4's Kate Larsen contributed to this report.