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Dodgers fan fatally stabbed outside AT&T Park

Jonathan Denver, the son of a Dodgers security guard, was killed in a confrontation after Wednesday night's game between the Dodgers and Giants.


The rivalry between the Dodgers and Giants took an ugly turn as a Dodgers fan was fatally stabbed outside of AT&T Park after Wednesday night's game. The fan was identified as 24-year-old Jonathan Denver, per CBS San Francisco:

Denver was walking away from the stadium with his father and brother when a verbal disagreement led to a physical confrontation involving a knife, police said.

He was stabbed during the fight and transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, police said.

The fight took place at approximately 11:30 p.m. PT, per Kurtis Alexander and Henry K. Lee of the San Francisco Chronicle:

Officers responded to reports that 10 people, including both Dodgers and Giants fans, were involved in a fight, with one man armed with a knife and a second man armed with a bat. Further details of how the confrontation occurred have not been released.

Three people were detained in connection with the stabbing, per multiple reports. Two men were arrested, per the LA Times.

Denver is the son of a Dodgers security guard. The Dodgers released a statement on Thursday afternoon:

The Dodgers are shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Jonathan Denver, who is the son of one of our security guards.

There is no rational explanation for this senseless act which resulted in Jonathan's death. The pain that this has caused his family and friends is unimaginable. Words are not enough to describe our sadness. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family during this extremely difficult time.

The Giants also released a statement on Thursday:

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. 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 home stand. We will also observe a moment of silence in memory of Mr. Denver before tonight's game.