April 5, 2011
LOS ANGELES (APCSN) Doctors say a Giants fan who was beaten and badly injured at Dodger Stadium is showing signs of brain damage and remains in critical condition.
A Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center neurosurgeon said Tuesday that Bryan Stow of Santa Cruz suffered a severe skull fracture and bad bruising to his frontal lobe.
Dr. Gabriel Zada said Stow remains in a coma and that he's showing signs of "brain injury and dysfunction."
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Meanwhile, Los Angeles Police Det. Jose Carrillo said investigators are checking an unconfirmed report that three men in Giants gear were struck by the same attackers before Stow was knocked to the ground and hit his head on the pavement.
Stow's relatives said they do not blame Dodger fans for the attack.
The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to offer a 50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects. That brings the total reward figure to 100,000.
The Giants have offered a 10,000 reward, as did L.A. County Supervisor Mike Antonovich. American Medical Response, Stow's employer, offered 5,000. The Dodgers matched those with a pledge of 25,000 on Monday.
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"Baseball is a family sport that has unified our country after times of crisis and tragedy," said a statement signed by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, San Francisco Police Interim Chief Jeff Godown, Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and Giants managing partner Bill Neukom. "This senseless act of violence has no place in our society and certainly not in our national pastime."