Reward offered in fan beating case
Los Angeles County officials offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of two suspects accused of beating a Giants fan outside of Dodger Stadium unconscious, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Sunday.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich announced the reward Saturday while the victim remained in critical but stable condition at LA County-University of Southern California Hospital.
Bryan Stow, 42, was placed in a medically induced coma for brain injuries sustained after two unknown men beat him following the Dodgers' 2-1 win Thursday night.
"He's not doing too well," Stow's brother-in-law David Collins said. "He's still unconscious... They are hoping the brain swelling will go down."
Police late Friday released composite sketches of the two suspects.
Investigators were also checking to see if any security cameras captured the attack, but detective Larry Burcher said they had so far found "nothing of great value."
"We're very confident there were witnesses. It happened immediately following the game when everybody was coming out," Burcher said.
Police said Stow was struck in the back of the head by two men wearing Dodgers' clothing. After he fell to the pavement the men continued kicking and hitting him.
"It's sad," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said as the teams returned Friday. "It's a shame somebody's in critical condition because of a ball game. When they're out fighting in the parking lot, we've lost sight of what this is all about. Sounds like the guy got blindsided, too."
Two other Giants fans were also attacked in the melee, but were not seriously hurt, myFOXla.com reported.
"It is extremely unfortunate that this incident took place on what was otherwise a great day at Dodger Stadium for tens of thousands of fans," the Dodgers said in a statement. "We're committed to having the most fan and family-friendly environment in baseball and will continue to make that a top priority."
The Dodgers said they were cooperating with investigators and wished the victim a speedy recovery.
Stow, a father of two, works as a paramedic, according to the Chronicle.