According to the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, the man who was fatally stabbed during a confrontation a few blocks from AT&T Park after the Dodgers-Giants game Wednesday night was the son of a security guard of the L.A. team.
Dodgers spokesman Jared Kaufer said that Jonathan Denver’s father, Robert Preece, worked security at Dodger Stadium.
San Francisco police have stated that Jonathan Denver, 24, was walking with his father, brother and two other people not far from the ballpark after the Giants’ 6-4 win when their group exchanged words with some San Francisco fans who were leaving a nightclub.
Things turned violent and Denver, who was wearing Dodgers gear, was fatally stabbed.
Denver and his group left the stadium in the eighth inning and YouWager has learned that his attackers were not at the game at all.
San Francisco police has released a statement were Michael Montgomery, 21, of Lodi, Calif., was arrested on suspicion of homicide in connection with the stabbing.
According to Montgomery’s father, his son told him it was self-defense as he jumped during the fight and and Denver had hit him over the head with a chair.
The attacker said that Denver yelled “Giants suck!” at Montgomery’s friend, who was wearing a Giants hat, and that Denver and others hit Montgomery and his friends without previous alert.
Fans of both teams expressed a range of emotions as they entered last night’s game at AT&T Park.
This incident was the second violent confrontation between Dodgers and Giants fans in the past several years that has ended in death or serious injury.
Bask in 2011 Bryan Stow, a Northern California paramedic and Giants fan, suffered a traumatic brain injury when two men dressed in Dodgers gear attacked him following a game in Los Angeles.