Los Angeles, Calif. – Giovanni Ramirez, the man arrested Sunday, suspected of the being the prime aggressor in the brutal beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow on Mar. 31, claims he has was not at Dodger Stadium that day and allegedly has photos to prove it.
He provided his attorney with photos that show his friends and ex-girlfriend who attended the game, however, he is nowhere to be seen in the images, according to TMZ. The pictures are said to have been taken at the park next to the stadium. According to Ramirez, the photos exonerate him because he argues had he been present, he would have been captured in the pictures.
Instead of going to see the Giants vs. Dodgers game on opening day, Ramirez claims he was babysitting at his ex-girlfriend’s apartment.
Lawyer Chris Matthews told the online tabloid that his client remains close to his ex-girlfriend despite their break up.
To see Ramirez’s “alibi” photos obtained by TMZ, click here.
The Los Angeles Police Department arrested Ramirez Sunday at his East Hollywod apartment after receiving a tip from his parole officer and several witnesses picking him out of a photo lineup. Ramirez, 31, is reportedly currently on parole and has three prior convictions — a weapons charge and two robbery related charges. Authorities believe he is also associated with the notorious Los Angeles gang Varrio Nuevo Estrada.
To see Sunday’s news conference regarding the arrest, click here.
Stow, 42, was viciously and mercilessly attacked in the Dodger Stadium parking lot after leaving the opening day game. He was rendered unconscious when he was blindsided by a sucker punch to the back of the head. Two men proceeded to pummel and kick him in the head as he lay helpless on the pavement.
Police believe Ramirez is the main aggressor of the two suspects.
After the senseless attack, the assailants fled in a four-door sedan with a woman and male child about 10 years of age, according to witnesses. Police are still searching for the man and the woman involved in the attack.
To see police sketches of both male suspects in the Stow case, click here.
Stow’s friend, Corey Macial, was with him at the game and witnessed the attack saying it was unprovoked and appeared to take place solely due to the Giants gear Stow and his friends were wearing.
Stow has been in a comatose state since the attack, however, doctors are optimistic about his recovery.
To see Stow’s family during a news conference Monday reacting to Ramirez’s arrest, click here.
Anyone wishing to donate to the “Bryan Stow Fund” can go to www.support4stow.blogspot.com or contact the San Francisco Police Credit Union c/o San Mateo Branch, 1495 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo, Calif. 94402.
Anyone with information regarding the suspects in the case is urged to call the Los Angeles Police Department at 877-527-3247.
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