Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Reyes announces $50,000 reward in attack of Giants fan at Dodger Stadium

April 5, 2011 For Immediate Release
Contact: Monica Valencia (213) 473-7001, monica.valencia@lacity.org

Councilmember Ed P. Reyes today announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of the two men (sketched above) responsible for beating a San Francisco Giants fan unconscious at Dodger Stadium. The reward was unanimously (12-0) approved today by the Los Angeles City Council.

"Violence has no place at what should be a family venue," said Reyes, whose district includes Dodger Stadium. "My heart goes out to the victim’s family. I can assure you that our officers will do everything we can to bring these perpetrators to justice."

Rewards for the attack on Bryan Stow, a 42-year-old paramedic, on Opening Day now total $100,000. In addition to Reyes’ $50,000, rewards include $25,000 from the Los Angeles Dodgers, $10,000 from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, $10,000 from the Giants and $5,000 from Stow’s employer, American Medical Response.

"I applaud Councilmember Reyes and the entire City Council for approving this reward in an effort to apprehend the individuals involved in the attack at Dodger Stadium," said Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. "Violence like this will not be tolerated and I encourage anyone with knowledge of the attack to assist the LAPD in their investigation."

On Thursday, March 31, 2011 just after 8:30 p.m. Stow and three friends, all wearing Giants apparel, were followed and confronted by two men in the Dodger Stadium parking lot, according to Los Angeles Police Department detectives. The attackers, both between 18 and 25 years old and sporting Dodger apparel, yelled derogatory comments and taunted them for being Giants fans. They ignored the suspects and continued walking.

The pair continued to follow Bryan, at which time one of the suspects struck him in the head with a closed fist, knocking him unconscious. The attackers continued to kick Bryan in the head and torso as he lay on the pavement. They then fled on foot to a waiting vehicle, an off white or tan four-door, driven by a female who had a child, between 8 and 10 years old, in the passenger seat.

Bryan, a father of two from Scotts Valley (near Santa Cruz), sustained life threatening head injuries. He is receiving medical care at USC Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Northeast Homicide Detectives PJ Morris, Lisa Governo or Jose Carrillo at (213) 847-4261. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).

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