Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


Two Men Accused Of Kidnapping And Shooting Brother Of Dodgers Pitcher

Josh Ravin (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Before you
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your tax-deductible financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

Police have arrested two men in connection with the shooting of Joel Ravin, the brother of Dodgers pitcher Josh Ravin. Randall Elmer Stinson, a 30-year-old man from Winnetka, was arrested on Oct. 20 on suspicion of attempted murder, kidnapping and robbery, according to a release from the LAPD. James Bagget, a 28-year-old man from Panorama City, turned himself in to authorities yesterday after a warrant was issued of his arrest.

Joel Ravin was shot five times as he returned to his West Hills home in the 22900 block of Vanowen Street at about 1:45 a.m. on Oct. 4. Initial reports suggested that Ravin was coming home when he was approached by a man and shot five times while still in his car. Now, prosecutors are saying that Ravin was kidnapped, driven to a number of locations and then returned back to his home, where he was shot, NBC Los Angeles reports.

At the time of the incident, Ravin's mother, Lana Ravin, said the attacker was someone they knew. Josh Ravin, who is a pitcher for the L.A. Dodgers, tweeted that the shooter was mentally ill and called for "mental health control" instead of gun control.