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Police arrest suspect in beating of Giants fan at Dodger game

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The man the police have arrested as a suspect of beating up a San Francisco Giants fan who was attending a game between the Giants and the Dodgers is named Giovanni Ramirez.

Ramirez, according to police, is an ex-convict and a documented gang member. He is suspected of having beaten Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger’s Stadium during a game between the Dodgers and the Giants on opening day. It is a crime that has shocked sports fans across the country.

According to media reports, the police had to comb through hundreds of dead-end leads and thousands of tips from the public before making an arrest. Ultimately, according to police, it was a meeting between Ramirez and his parole officer that may have ultimately led the police to arrest him.

On Sunday morning, a SWAT team fro the L.A. Police Department swarmed into a courtyard of an apartment building where Ramirez lived. The team used loudspeakers to announce themselves and ordered the people inside the apartment to come out with arms raised. The people inside complied and one of those was Giovanni Ramirez.

Ramirez was then arrested and charged as a suspect in the beating. He is believed to be one of two people suspected in the beating. The two men reportedly blindsided Stow while he was attending the opening day game. Stow was in the parking lot of Dodgers’ stadium when the beating occurred. Stow suffered brain damage thanks to the attack and is still in the hospital.

Ramirez has been booked for assault with a deadly weapon. He is also being held on $1 million bond. He is being accused of kicking Stow while he was already on the ground and unconscious. As far as the police are concerned, Ramirez’s foot is a deadly weapon.

The tip that ultimately led to Ramirez’s arrest was a routine meeting between the ex-con and Varrio Nuevo Estrada street gang member. By the time the meeting happened, police had released sketches of the suspects. The parole officer, whose name is being withheld, he noticed a resemblance between one of the sketches and Ramirez.

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