Dodgers fan dies from stab wound after fight following Giants-Dodgers game
A 24-year-old man wearing a Dodgers hat died Wednesday from a stab wound suffered in a fight between fans of the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers following a game between the two teams at the Giants’ AT&T Park, according to a report early Thursday morning from CBS-San Francisco. A Dodgers spokesman says that the father of the slain fan was one of the team’s security guards at Dodger Stadium.
San Francisco police say a group of Dodgers fans and Giants fans began arguing outside the stadium minutes after the Giants beat the rival Dodgers 6-4 at home. The “verbal disagreement” led to a physical confrontation involving a knife, and a man in Dodgers gear was stabbed and subsequently transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. It is unclear whether those involved in the fight had attended the game.
According to the report, three people have been detained and police are interviewing witnesses.
The fight comes days after the Giants began a three-game fundraiser this week for Bryan Stow, a Giants fan who was severely beaten after the Giants’ season opener at Dodger Stadium in 2011. Portions of the money made from ticket sales from the three Giants games this week will go toward a fund set up for Stow.