Bryan Stow, 42, was still in critical condition Saturday morning after two suspects kicked him repeatedly in the Dodger Stadium parking lot following an opening day game that the Giants lost 2-1 to the Los Angeles Dodgers, police Detective Lisa Governo said.
“This attack is unconscionable behavior that will not be tolerated in either of our ballparks,” read a statement released by San Francisco- and Los Angeles-based public servants, and officials at each baseball team.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee jointly made the announcement along with police Chief Jeff Godown; Giants Managing Partner Bill Neukom; Dodgers Owner Frank McCourt; Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and police Chief Charlie Beck.
A police spokesperson was unable to comment on the victim’s condition as of this evening.
Stow, who works as a paramedic for Santa Cruz County, was walking with three friends near the stadium’s F2 parking lot, located at 1000 Elysian Park Ave., when suspects clad in Dodgers clothing approached him from behind at about 8:25 p.m., Officer Rosario Herrera said.
The two suspects first taunted Stow, who was wearing Giants paraphernalia, and then hit him from behind, which caused him to fall to the ground, Governo said.
They proceeded to kick Stow repeatedly, causing head and body injuries severe enough for responding paramedics to take him to a local hospital, Herrera said.
Stow’s friends, who are also from the Bay Area, tried to intervene and were attacked, police said.
Three people total were injured in the scuffle. Two of Stow’s friends were treated at the parking lot for minor injuries and released, according to police.
Stow and all his friends had been wearing some kind of Giants logo at the time of the attack, Governo said.
Police hadn’t made any arrests as of Saturday, but Governo said detectives are pursuing several leads. The suspects are described as two men between ages 18 and 25 wearing Dodgers paraphernalia.
Anyone with information on the beating is encouraged to call Los Angeles police at (877) 527-3247.
Pictures of suspects: LAPD
Saul Sugarman, Bay City News