Updated 10.30 p.m. Sunday. Los Angeles police have arrested a 31-year-old man suspected of beating San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow following an Opening Day game outside Dodger Stadium on March 31.
Giovanni Ramirez, of Los Angeles, was taken into custody from the 800 block of Mariposa Avenue at about 7 a.m. Sunday, according to police. He has been booked on a $1 million bail and faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon.
Officers from LAPD's northeastern division served search warrants Sunday morning at multiple locations throughout the city and arrested one of two men suspected of beating the 42-year-old Santa Clara County paramedic into a coma, Detective Gus Villanueva said Sunday afternoon. Police were in the process of questioning several other people who were taken into custody during the operation, Villanueva said.
The Giants issued a statement in which they commended the Los Angeles Police Department for its hard work and thanked the community for its support. CSN Bay Area has the release here.
Stow, who lives in Santa Cruz, was punched and kicked by two men wearing Dodgers gear in a stadium parking lot. They fled in a car driven by a woman in her 20s, police said. More than 200 billboards with images of the suspects were put up around Southern California in an effort to track down the assailants, and a reward of up to $200,000 was offered for their arrest.
Stow, who has been in a coma for nearly two months since the attack, was transferred from Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center to San Francisco General Hospital last Monday.
—Bay City News contributed to this report.