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Jonathan Denver Stabbed to Death After San Francisco Giants Game Was Wearing Dodgers Shirt


A man who was fatally stabbed several blocks from AT&T Park after a San Francisco Giants game on Wednesday night has been identified by the medical examiner’s office as 24-year-old Jonathan Denver. Denver, who was dressed in Los Angeles Dodgers clothing, was killed in an altercation that broke out at about 11:35 p.m. near Third and Harrison streets, four blocks from the ballpark where the Giants and Dodgers played earlier in the night.

During the fight, a suspect pulled out a sharp object and stabbed Denver, who was later taken to San Francisco General Hospital where he died, police said. A second victim was punched several times and was treated for minor injuries. Police detained three people after the stabbing and are continuing to interview them. No arrests had been made in the case as of this morning, police spokeswoman Sgt. Danielle Newman said.

Newman said no other information about the case was immediately available except that Denver was wearing Dodgers gear when he was attacked. Denver worked as a plumber’s apprentice for North Coast Plumbing, Heating & Sheet Metal Inc. in Fort Bragg, according to an employee at the company.

It is not yet clear whether the fight stemmed from rivalry between Giants and Dodgers fans.

In 2011, Giants fan Bryan Stow was severely beaten after the team’s season opener at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, and suffered severe brain injuries. The Giants held a fundraiser for Stow at Tuesday’s game against the Dodgers and have two more planned for today’s game and their season finale on Sunday against the San Diego Padres.

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