Santa Cruz Paramedic Attacked At Dodger Stadium Is In A Coma
41-year-old Bryan Stow, a Santa Cruz paramedic and father of two, has been identified as one of three Giants fans viciously attacked in the Parking Lot 2 of Dodger Stadium at the end of Thursday's home opener by two unidentified men wearing Dodgers clothing, reports LA Now.
Stow hit his head on the pavement during the unprovoked attack and has been placed in a medically induced coma, according to family members. He is reportedly still unconscious and while they are hopeful the brain swelling will go down, there is talk of possibly removing one of his frontal lobes, notes his brother-in-law in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
LAPD has released sketches of two suspects in the attack. The incident was witnessed by several fans and was captured on a security camera video providing details like, "a distinctive tattoo," reports LA Now.
Said a Dodgers spokesman:
"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. We're committed to having the most fan- and family-friendly environment in baseball and will continue to make that a top priority," said Josh Rawitch, the Dodgers' vice president of communications. "We are cooperating fully with authorities during their investigation and we wish this fan a speedy recovery."