Dodgers fan fatally stabbed in San Francisco

Updated: September 26, 2013

San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) – A Los Angeles Dodgers fan was stabbed to
death a few blocks from San Francisco’s AT&T Park on Wednesday night after a
game between the Giants and Dodgers.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Jonathan Denver was stabbed during a
fight between two groups of men less than 90 minutes after Wednesday’s game
and later died at San Francisco General Hospital. He was 24 years old.

“We were deeply saddened to learn of last night’s horrific incident that
occurred several blocks from the ballpark and resulted in the tragic death of
24-year old Jonathan Denver,” the Giants said in a statement Thursday. “Our
thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

“While details are still emerging, we want to be clear that there is
absolutely no place in our community for this type of senseless violence.

“The Giants are working with the San Francisco Police Department to step up
enforcement in and around the ballpark tonight and throughout the rest of this
final homestand. We will also observe a moment of silence in memory of Mr.
Denver before tonight’s game.”

The paper said police have two men in custody.

It was not known, the Chronicle said, if Denver had attended the game, but San
Francisco police chief Greg Suhr told the paper that Denver was wearing
Dodgers gear.

Two years ago, on opening day in Los Angeles, Giants fan Bryan Stow was nearly
beaten to death in the parking lot at Dodger Stadium.