Los Angeles police today arrested a 31-year-old man suspected of beating San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow following an Opening Day game outside Dodger Stadium at the end of March. Giovanni Ramirez, of Los Angeles, was taken into custody from the 800 block of Mariposa Avenue at about 7 a.m., according to police.
He has been booked on a $1 million bail and faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon. His arrest culminated from weeks of searching for Ramirez and another suspect, who are both believed to be responsible for severely beating Stow, a 42-year-old Santa Clara County paramedic.
On March 31, the night of the attack, Stow was walking with friends, who were all wearing Giants clothing, near Dodger Stadium’s parking lot when a pair of men clad in Dodgers apparel approached him from behind, according to Los Angeles police. Police said the men taunted Stow for being a Giants fan, and then hit him from behind, causing him to fall to the ground. When Stow’s friends tried to intervene, they were also attacked.
They suffered minor injuries, and were treated at the scene and released. Stow, on the other hand, was kicked and punched repeatedly by the suspects, according to police. He was put in a medically induced coma after part of his skull was surgically removed to prevent brain damage from swelling caused by the attack. Police are still searching for the other suspect believed to be responsible for Stow’s beating.
A third suspect has also been noted as a 20-year-old Hispanic woman who may have been driving a getaway car. She is described as about 5 feet 3 inches tall, with brown or dyed hair in a ponytail. She was seen with a 10-year-old boy in a newer light-colored luxury sedan with a tan interior, police said. She may have been wearing a white Dodgers jersey displaying the name of Andre Either, an outfielder for the Dodgers. The shirt may have the number 16 on the back.
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