A Dodgers fan died after suffering a stab wound Wednesday near San Francisco's AT&T Park, shortly after the Giants defeated the rival Dodgers in a 6-4 win. Police believe the man, who was geared up in Dodgers attire, was killed after two groups of men, each wearing the opposing team’s attire, confronted one another, reports Fox News on Sept. 26.
San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr says the stabbing victim was 24-year-old Jonathan Denver, and that two people have been arrested in connection with the homicide.
Witnesses say a total of ten men – Dodgers and Giants fans – were involved in the altercation that occurred at around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night.Three people were initially detained, reports San Francisco police, and two have now been formally charged.
Denver, who died at San Francisco General Hospital last night, attended the game and was walking with his father near the stadium when they were confronted by the other group, and their verbal confrontation turned violent.
“We’re obviously very concerned about the situation,” Giants spokesperson Staci Slaughter said. “We are trying to understand exactly what happened.”
Here's what Fox News is reporting:
The violence comes just three days after a teenage football fan was attacked at San Francisco's Candlestick Park during the San Francisco 49ers 27-7 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Other violence broke out at the game on Sunday despite an increase in security. The stadium was also the site of two shootings, beatings and fights during a preseason game two years ago.
Stadium security and fan behavior also came under scrutiny when another Dodgers-Giants matchup saw a Northern California paramedic severely beaten. Bryan Stow, a Giants fan, suffered a traumatic brain injury after a beating by two men dressed in Dodgers gear following the March 31, 2011, home opener between the two longtime rivals.