Detectives are still searching for suspects responsible for a man from Santa Cruz County who was severely beaten Thursday night outside of Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles for his apparent admiration of the San Francisco Giants.
Bryan Stow, 42, remains in critical condition this morning after two suspects kicked him repeatedly in the stadium parking lot following an opening day game that the Giants lost 2-1 to the Los Angeles Dodgers, police Detective Lisa Governo said.
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 haven’t made any arrests, but Governo said detectives are pursuing several leads. The suspects are described as two men between ages 18 and 25 wearing Dodgers paraphernalia.
She said officers wanted to respect the privacy of Stow and his friends, which is why details about where they lived were kept from the public during the initial investigation.
“We were initially waiting to meet with the family and explain the situation,” she said.
Anyone with information on the beating is encouraged to call Los Angeles police at (877) 527-3247.
Sketches of the suspects: LAPD
Saul Sugarman, Bay City News