Woman at Murrieta bar allegedly assaulted, knocked unconscious by security guard

An off-duty security guard has been fired after he was caught on surveillance video punching a woman and knocking her unconscious outside a bar in Murrieta. 

The incident happened at The Cove Bar and Grill on June 25 just after 2 a.m. 

According to police, the security guard - identified as 24-year-old Kingtupu Logotala of Hemet - was interviewed and ultimately arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and battery causing serious injury. He has since been released on $25,000 bail.

Based on witness statements and video provided by The Cove Bar and Grill, it appeared a verbal altercation took place before the physical altercation. 

The Cove Bar and Grill has since issued the following statement in response, saying in part that Logotala "was not acting on behalf of The Cove or as a security guard at the time of the assault."

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to please contact Detective Ryan Hollenweger at (951) 461-6361 or Sergeant Miguel Garcia at (951) 461-6362.