Arrest Could Lead To Remaining Two Suspects In Bryan Stow Beating

The Los Angeles Police Department apprehended one of the suspects in the Bryan Stow case on Sunday, and they're hoping the arrest will lead to the second person involved with the beating, as well as the person suspected of driving the getaway car.

Giovanni Ramirez, 31, was arrested at an East Hollywood apartment and charged with assault with a deadly weapon after attacking Bryan Stow, and then kicking him while he was unconscious on the ground. The arrest was a big first step for the LAPD, according to the Los Angeles Times:

Charlie Beck, chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, called the arrest "a huge step" in the investigation into the beating that rocked the beleaguered Dodgers organization, Major League Baseball as a whole, and many Angelenos who have grown fed up with the sometimes violent segment of the Dodgers fan base that police say is dominated by gang members.

The LAPD talked about Ramirez's gang ties here, a twist to the case that makes all sorts of sense. Assaulting someone just because of the favorite sports team he arbitrarily selected seems unthinkable to just about everybody. But that's almost the job description, so to speak, of a gang member. Except for the part about sports.

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