LAPD will be out in force at Dodgers-Giants game, handing out fliers of suspects in Bryan Stow beating
This post has been corrected. See note at bottom for details.
The LAPD will be out in force Wednesday night for the first series the Giants have played at Dodger Stadium since a Giants fan was brutally beaten during the home opener.
The department also has placed the sketches on billboards and has 17 detectives working the case.
Los Angeles police said Tuesday that a Latina in her 20s who wore a white Andre Ethier jersey on opening day at Dodger Stadium may know the two assailants.
Los Angeles Police Capt. Bill Murphy said detectives had developed some strong leads, but one of the best is that a woman drove the car that took the two suspects away on the night of the beating. She is described as about 5-foot-2 with brown or dyed hair in a ponytail. She was with a boy, who witnesses said looked to be about 10 years old. Murphy said the jersey was believed to be one designed to fit a woman.
Bryan Stow on Monday was transferred from Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center to San Francisco General Hospital. He remained unconscious, but his doctors said he was stable enough to be moved. The father of two was allowed to come out of a medically induced coma last week.
"What happened to Bryan could happen to any one of us," L.A. City Councilman Ed Reyes said. "Those cowards need to be brought to justice for what they did."
Detectives have received hundreds of tips but are still looking for the one that will connect them with the attackers now wanted on suspicion of attempted murder. The unprovoked attack occurred in Parking Lot 2 at Dodger Stadium after the opening game. Stow, a 42-year-old father of two and a paramedic, was knocked to the ground and kicked repeatedly in the head. He suffered brain damage.
The first attacker is described as a stocky male Latino with a shaved head, mustache and goatee and possibly neck tattoos. He is described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall to 5 feet, 10 inches and weighing about 170 pounds. He has a mole on his left cheek. The second suspect is a Latino or white male, 6 feet 1 inches, with short hair and hazel eyes and possibly tattoos on his shoulder.
[For the Record, 9:25 a.m. May 18: An earlier version of this post incorrectly said this was the first game the Giants had played at Dodger Stadium since the Bryan Stow beating. It's the first time the Giants have been back to Los Angeles since the opening series of the season, when the beating occurred.]
-- Richard Winton