An arrest has been made this week in the assault of Santa Cruz resident Bryan Stow. Stow is in critical condition after being assaulted by two people after a Giants-Dodgers game in Los Angeles on March 31.
Stow is currently at San Francisco General Hospital where he was transferred from LAC-USC on May 17. Community support for Stow and his family has been strong since the assault.
Many following the case were relieved this week to hear an arrest has been made.
On Sunday, Los Angeles police arrested 31-year-old suspect Giovanni Ramirez, who is currently booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
The Stow family expressed gratitude to the LAPD for its “hard work on this case,” on a website devoted to supporting Stow. The LAPD had more than 20 detectives serve over 6,000 hours on the case, considering more than 630 leads, according to the Los Angeles Times. The LAPD has been publicizing a $250,000 reward for information, leading to the arrest of the two men responsible for Stow’s injuries.
However, the Stow family showed dissatisfaction with the response at Dodger Stadium when they filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Dodgers team for negligence, premises liability and false imprisonment, among other things.
At least two others are believed to have been involved in the attack, including another male perpetrator and female driving the car in which they fled.