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Giovanni Ramirez Booked for Assault with Deadly Weapon in Bryan Stow Case

The LAPD has released the name of the suspect booked in connection with the assault on Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium on Opening Day, and it is 31-year-old Giovanni Ramirez. Ramirez was booked for assault with a deadly weapon and is being held on $1 million bail.

According to the LA Times, Ramirez was convicted of attempted robbery in 1998, robbery in 1999, and firing a weapon in a public place in 2005.

Amazingly enough, the most helpful tip in the investigation came from a parole officer. Ramirez apparently had a meeting with his officer shortly after the attack and the officer noticed he resembled one of the men from the sketch.

Ramirez was arrested Sunday when detectives and the SWAT team raided an apartment building in East Hollywood. Of the two men in the sketch, he is the one on the left and believed to be the primary aggressor in the attack. When he was booked, he was described as being 5’11” 200 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

As for the victim, Bryan Stow’s condition has improved and last week it was reported he had opened his eyes. He was transported to San Francisco General Hospital last week to be closer to his family and he remains in critical condition. Amongst his visitors while he was in LA was former Giants legend Barry Bonds.

Though we initially attributed the beating to the actions of two savage fans, the Dodgers eventually reacted by beefing up security around the stadium to try and restore the family-friendly environment it once had. Attendance at Dodger games has dropped for several reasons, but it’s hard to argue the stadium doesn’t feel more secure.

Here is the information released regarding Giovanni Ramirez after he was booked:



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  • Gene

     If he is guilty, I hope they lock him up for a long time.  I cannot wait to hear the defense that his lawyer will concoct.  Hopefully the other guy and the girl who helped them get away will both soon be apprehended.

  • Dee321

    He is a lone criminal. DO NOT INDICT THE ENTIRE LATINO COMMUNITY OVER THE CRIMES OF ONE PERSON. I HAVE SEEN THIS HAPPENING IN OTHER COMMENT SECTIONS. PLEASE DO NOT FALL INTO THAT TRAP.

    DO YOU GET BLAMED FOR THE CRIMES OF GACY, BUNDY, BTK, LAUGHLIN, POPLAWSKI, ETC ETC?

    DO NOT BLAME ALL LATINOS OVER THE CRIMES OF ONE PERP! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000614528070 Timothy Dalton

     People, 

    We live in a crazy, crazy world.  DO NOT go to another stadium flaunting your team….you will get your ass beaten.  What happened was wrong, but the victim should have known better.

    As a general rule, whenever you’re on someone elses turf, be respectful, keep your mouth shut, and be aware of your surroundings at all times.

    yes, beating the ever loving $hit out of someone is wrong.  But 99 times out of 100, with a little common sense, you can avoid that beating…which, I think, is the most important thing we can all learn from this.

  • Scott C. Worden

     Tim, blaming the victim for rooting for his own team in an opponent’s stadium? You sir are an idiot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thestoryofmylife82 Michael Mello

     Your a fucking cunt….u no that …the garbage that did this had no right why dont u call up his family and tell that to his 2 kids you fucking loser this is not England or Brazil soccer ……

  • Jarett Olson

    One would have to be naive to  believe that the victim in this case was merely “rooting” for his team.  it makes much more sense that there was dialog back and forth in this situation, seeing as it was opening day,  the Giants had just won the first WS since the move to the West coast, and they happen to be playing the hated rival Dodgers (who ended up winning the game late in the game).  There is no justification to the severity of the beaten (which I believe most of the critical injuries stemmed from a freak accident when Stow hit his head when he fell), but to believe that this was some unprovoked act of violence would make absolutely no logical sense, and YOU sir would have to be mentally incompetent to believe that.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

     You sir, are the clueless one. You think there’s no such thing as an unprovoked attack? Apparently you don’t go out very much in public. Let me introduce you to humanity where this sort of thing sadly happens.

  • Jarett Olson

    Absolutely 100% correct. Completely no place for this in sports, but IT HAPPENS and WILL CONTINUE TO HAPPEN unless people exercise tact in visiting cities that are notoriously hard nose cities (Philly, Chicago, Oakland, LA).  A little common sense, would eliminate these kinds of problems.  Wear your jersey, support your team, DON’T talk back to fans who are looking for any excuse to start a violent altercation.  

  • Jarett Olson

    I was at the game, and heard what was happening and saw the aftermath.  There was a loud exchange of words for about 20 seconds before a 10 second fight occurred and then EMT was on site within minutes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1175533993 Tom Betts

    Jarrett, Stow was attacked by two men. When he fell and hit his head both attackers kicked him multiple times. This goes way beoynd a verbal assault and you can’t blame Stow who never laid a finger on the two gang thugs who beat and kicked him, then jumped in a car and sped away. If theses thugs acted in self defense why did they flee. I don’t find fault with the Mexican community just with the gang community and their cowardly acts.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    How do you know the were Mexican, Tom? Because his last name is Ramirez? Try not to single out Mexicans unless you know that for certain. 

  • Jarett Olson

    We were about 15 yards away from the incident, there was a loud contingency of dodger fans scream ” F$$$ the Giants” , giant fans started proclaiming their recent victory, and then like a grease fire, it just errupted.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/thestoryofmylife82 Michael Mello

     your a joke…what a garbage …you do not have a clue as to what you are talking about…2kids are at home thinking is dad coming home and your trying to say well u should not wear your teams jersey to a away game are you serious the thing is you do not no what went down…i am disgusted after reading sum of things people write on here about this real sad…bottom line 2 piles of garbage  beat the hell out of this man and man if i had it my way the would swing from a tree

  • Jarett Olson

    No, Stow deserves no blame.  Just agreeing with the poster who stated that you can avoid these situations. They deserve to be held liable for their actions 100%.  It was a pussy move for what transpired to have happened. But you can, in general, help yourself in those situations by not responding to heckling.  When I go to At&t park, I wear my dodger gear and even root for the team, but I don’t respond to fans who are looking to provoke a fight.  It’s a loose loose situation.  Either someone is getting hurt or arrested. 

  • Anonymous

    Uh… Ramirez… what were you thinking… Jewish? Irish maybe? 

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Wow Bob, you’re even worse than Tom. You know there are many countries where a Latino person can come from, not just Mexico. 

    We try to keep this site an idiot-free zone, so please don’t post here anymore. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/NLBPromotions Michael Chapman

     There is absolutely no place for this situation in society, however if this was the case and there were words exchanged, you have to know better, especially as a parent. I live in NY, am a SF Giant fan as well as liking teams in all sports outside the NY area. I go to Giant, Jet, Eagles games with a Bears jersey on.. I go to MSG with Dallas Stars jersey. You have to know going in.. wear your jersey..shut your mouth. If your winning… no one says a word to you. You can smile and walk away. If youre losing.. suck it up..know its their house, laugh when they make fun of you, and you will 99.9% of the time, walk away without a single problem. If you dont talk back or start trouble, youd be surprised how well you get along with everyone eventually anyway when they realize they cant rattle you.  With all this said, no matter what Stow did or didnt do its still unacceptable, but to everyone else in the future, we can all learn from this. 

  • Anonymous

    Here’s how you avoid conflict, you don’t take sports and your local team so seriously. If your life is so pathetic that a comment about your team sparks this type of violence shows that you have no place in this world. I hope that both Giovanni Ramirez and the other perpetrator get the chair for their actions. We the US are far too soft on criminals. Let’s send a message that these actions will no longer be tolerated and if you choose to act this way then you will be eliminated from this earth. Screw our tax dollars paying for them to be in prison where they only get worse. Just execute them.

  • http://twitter.com/StevenGnosis SteveGnosis

     people like you are the reason why prisons are overrrun.

    do us all a favor and get yourself psychiatric help.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MQ4LSM7AMUX4YWUX2UQI5ZXWC4 Michael From Seattle

    You and Adolf would get along just fine with one another. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MQ4LSM7AMUX4YWUX2UQI5ZXWC4 Michael From Seattle

    Why is it important to anyone but the players, their friends and families, and the team owners, who wins?

    Would you cheer for say, General Motors over Ford, or Apple over Microsoft? The SF Giants are a privately owned business. PRIVATELY OWNED!  What a bunch of losers these sports fans are.

  • Anonymous

    Michael, I am not saying get rid of a certain religous group, ethnic group or anything like that.  If you feel that violent criminals should be yet another “protected class” then you are part of the problem in the overly PC world.  You will have to excuse me that I don’t want animals dressed in human skin walking among us.   

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PB55X3OSHVQZSPN2LU73XPT2PM E

    its a  free country but I dare you to go to a crip neighborhood wearing all red, common sense isn’t so common…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EFSCP4PUA6DP4F3J2OJE4VCRRQ Kid Soldier

    Larry, common sense.  Ramirez… hmmmm if it sounds like a fart, it must be a fart.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    This is a sports site so I’ll give a sports example. Hanley Ramirez of the Marlins is from the Dominican Republic, not Mexico. Take your racism elsewhere, it’s not welcome here. 

  • Anonymous

    Yes, Mexicans who come into America, sporting their Hecho en Mexico shirts, Mexican flags, and low rider cars, etc. should be careful. They should watch out to get their ass beaten for disrespecting the United States…

    I am being sarcastic here…please, if the rules are what you say they are, then racial prejudice would bec fine. Making people speak English and not providing any help “en espanyol” would be the rule.

  • Anonymous

    Because some people can’t deal with people insulting a sports team….Jesus H. Christ. 

  • Scott C. Worden

    I guess you got one thing right. Going to Dodger Stadium is like going into a gang infested hellhole.  

  • Joe Palumbo

    No justification to the “severity” of his beating huh…So then farrett, are you implying that some sort of beating was warranted? My screen looks like digital vomit from Timothy Dalton down. You “believe” the injuries stemmed from freak accident? Oh Hey, while were at it would you please give me the heads up on the date and time for the next dooms day…ha ha ha. You seem to know exactly what happened here. Let me throw this one at you. Sometimes bad things really do happen to completely innocent people….yea, really. Now try taking that one in all at once.

    Ballparks have big time money to hire big time security if needed. Anyone who beats someone to near death during a purely offensive action should be placed into a coma and have there brain disected for scientific study. Not really but man that really pisses me off.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6QZKCKDVV6JAUKGNI56GBH2VJM Nomad69

    If Stow had been armed and protected himself from the two thugs, he’d now be the one indicted and charged with assault. The reason he’s getting all the sympathy and teary-eyed sincerity  from the police Chief is because he’s a victim; not because the police and security weren’t there to protect him from such an action. In this situation, you just can’t win…either you take low, don’t go, or take your chances.

  • Anonymous

    I can see why Larry wants me gone… more people agreed with me than him..on his own site. Funny thing tho… I was just trying to be funny… BUT Larry, I’ll give you your props.. my surname on my mothers side is Italian but can also be Hispanic or Mexican… I GET it… You are RIGHT!!!  Lots of people lump “Mexican” with Hispanic… maybe that’s because about 60-80% of the Hispanics in LA ARE of Mexican descent.
    Either way…. Blaming people for assuming a guy with an Hispanic sounding name that lives in LA as racist is just a tad roo much… but hey.. it’s your web-site and you can run it as you wish. Good luck. No hard feelings.

  • Anonymous

    I did not know that the first amendment didn’t cover sporting events, that you had to not say or voice your opinion of yours or any sports team outside your home, or perhaps your city. That is by my way of thinking a Kroc of sh*t . Also Hispanic is an ethnicity not a race so these people that are using the racist excuse are mistaken, but I do think the penalties for any violations of one’s personal space in this way are not severe enough, this may be a good place for Calif.’s third strike law to be in play. I will from now on only go to games in my living room and that are in HD on TV for safety, and the ability to exercise my right to root on my teams where I can defend myself with a weapon.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RWXROVMHK4CUDZS3JLQX2GHVJQ Maira

    idiot a fucking white person could be last name Ramirez  stop being so damn ignorant and for sure he is a latino but not known if his Mexican and just be human stop being so damn raices.

  • Anonymous

     Maira…. please learn to speak english and spell, it’s the least you could do considering I will be paying for your kids educations…… all twelve of them.

  • Anonymous

    So I suppose the thugs and gang bangers should dictate what you wear to a ballgame. You have to be kidding Let’s go even furthur. You can only root for the home team. Anyone found cheering for “their” team is “fair game” for a butt-whooping. You can only buy apperal for the home team along with pennants. No pictures of the visiting team’s players or you must pay the price out in the parking lot. So I guess what you are saying is that Mr. Stow is responsible for getting beat almost to death by a couple of punks. I say have Mr. Stow arrested if he gets better. Because he is a Giant’s fan in L.A. and that deserves a good beating. Your comments were very ignorant. I’d hate to see who you blamed for the 9/11 attacks. Probably all the innocent people who were killed. I’m sure they were flying an American flag at the the buildings that fateful day. Should we stop flying the flag , because it’s just “asking” for it?

  • Anonymous

    So I suppose the thugs and gang bangers should dictate what you wear to a ballgame. You have to be kidding Let’s go even furthur. You can only root for the home team. Anyone found cheering for “their” team is “fair game” for a butt-whooping. You can only buy apperal for the home team along with pennants. No pictures of the visiting team’s players or you must pay the price out in the parking lot. So I guess what you are saying is that Mr. Stow is responsible for getting beat almost to death by a couple of punks. I say have Mr. Stow arrested if he gets better. Because he is a Giant’s fan in L.A. and that deserves a good beating. Your comments were very ignorant. I’d hate to see who you blamed for the 9/11 attacks. Probably all the innocent people who were killed. I’m sure they were flying an American flag at the the buildings that fateful day. Should we stop flying the flag , because it’s just “asking” for it?

  • Anonymous

    Why would one have to be naive to believe that Stow was merely “rooting” for his team, or even that he said nothing at all? If you were, in fact, 15 yards away and heard Giants fans saying something, you can’t be certain that he was one. What we do know is that he sent a text prior to this from the ballpark, commenting on how the scene was rather “scary” in the stadium .. making it seem even less likely that he would be mouthing off in any way, particularly as he was trying to get out of there after a loss. And we know that he was trying to get away from his attackers even after they struck him the first time. We also know that the homeboy who repeatedly introduced Stow to his boot *after* Stow had fallen unconscious was a member of the Varrio Nuevo Estrada street gang and on parole. That particular form of social intercourse .. repeated kicks to a victim’s head once he is already down and incapacitated .. is indicative of prison and gang culture.

    And yet you seem certain that the only ‘logical’ conclusion is that Stow was mouthing off foolishly, that the brain damage he incurred was mostly the result of a ‘freak’ accident hitting his head when he fell, and that this violence was all provoked by something more avoidable than merely wearing Giants colors to Dodger Stadium.

    You’ve made it sound like the only ‘logical’ explanation here was that he was ‘asking for it’, and are only willing to admit that the ‘severity’ of the attack was uncalled for. This wasn’t a failure to use common sense .. this 40-something father of two was bright enough not to mouth off to a guy who looked straight out of gangbanger central casting .. outside of wearing the Giants gear to a stadium known to be inhabited by violent thug criminals, he did nothing wrong. To assume that he popped off or failed to use common sense is insulting, even if you were only 15 yards away (but failed to mention this until you wanted to defend your point several posts on. You must have gotten a good look at the guys from that proximity ..)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3ZW6FOS7MV6AYDVB6HCBZUATFM Plasma

    You people arguing about how White people are illegal too really need to
    step off the fantasy island train and wake up.  This is AMERICA. 
    SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED.  What happened 300+ years ago has ZERO to do
    with today. Nothing.  I have no problem with Latin people. None. So you
    can take the race card and shove it(as if Latin people arent among the
    most racist people alive btw – hysterical and muy muy hypocritical!) I’m
    really sick and tired of hearing Mexicans(and other Latin people) talk
    abut how white people should go back to Europe. Umm how about this…
    first off be sure you were born here, and while you’re at it.. be sure
    your parents didnt have you in this country just because of the absurd
    law that made you a citizen because you were born here.  Once you make
    sure of those two things then run your ignorant mouths.  YES I agree
    that if you look at history 100% The US essentially claimed Cali and
    Texas Arizona and NM from Mexico.  But that was 300 years ago and has
    been widely accepted as in the past for centuries.  The same can be said
    for most of you.  The Spanish conquered MX and forced you all into
    Christianity etc(which always mystifies me from the perspective of
    wondering why so many Latin people are uber religious – your people were
    raped and killed and forced to believe in it – doesnt seem peaceful and
    voluntary to me)  Andyway one thing has nothing to do with the other. 
    So top with the idiotic – go back to Europe.  That was 400 years ago,
    your dad was 40 years ago. Much more relevant. Fools

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_73Q55ZDDNLKR5MF2KARHHZ3BAY Mitchell Solby

    you’re about as dumb as they come 

  • Anonymous

    Mitchell, how is that my belief that violent criminals should be permanently removed from this world make me dumb?  It makes me lack compassion in some people’s eyes but I don’t think it actually shows a lack of intelligence.  You would probably follow my line of thinking if what happened to that Giant’s fan happened to you or a loved one of yours.  I know that my line of thinking will never actually happen (which is a shame by the way) but it most certainly does not make me dumb. 

  • Sal Felice

    Dude stop trying to justify the behavior and stop acting like this happens at AT&T.  I have been to many a Dodger Giant games at both AT&T and Candlestick.  Now you want to make a Candlestick argument, have fun, I might agree, but not at AT&T.  I have heckled with many Dodger fans at these games also and guess what we left the game, no matter who’s team won laughing because it was fun.  And to blame a previous injury??  Holy Jesus, seriously.  Stop making this about your team and more about the fact that a THUG,  A MEXICAN THUG LARRY, do a little research on this cat and find out he is in fact a mexican who in my opinion beat this guys ass not only because he was a Giants fan, but more importantly a white Giants fan.  It is called a hate crime if a white guy does it. 

  • Sal Felice

    Dude stop trying to justify the behavior and stop acting like this happens at AT&T.  I have been to many a Dodger Giant games at both AT&T and Candlestick.  Now you want to make a Candlestick argument, have fun, I might agree, but not at AT&T.  I have heckled with many Dodger fans at these games also and guess what we left the game, no matter who’s team won laughing because it was fun.  And to blame a previous injury??  Holy Jesus, seriously.  Stop making this about your team and more about the fact that a THUG,  A MEXICAN THUG LARRY, do a little research on this cat and find out he is in fact a mexican who in my opinion beat this guys ass not only because he was a Giants fan, but more importantly a white Giants fan.  It is called a hate crime if a white guy does it. 

  • Anonymous

    i hope he gets a fair trial.  if he’s guilty, he should pay.  if he’s innocent, he deserves a huge apology from the lapd and the national news media.  i doubt he’s the perpetrator simply because witnesses would have mentioned extensive neck tattoos (no, they are not all new).  it was a day game, and stow was with 2 male friends.  why hasn’t ramirez been charged yet? unprecedented. if ramirez were black and not hispanic, there would be riots all over the states, and the liberal media would cry @ the apparent false accusation

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Morrill/535054874 Chris Morrill

    Wow, the victim “should have known better”? What kind of a fuckin’ moron are you, Dalton? We live in a free society which means we are free to say what whatever we want and wear clothes with images of whatever we want! We shouldn’t live in fear of going to any ballpark with our favorite team’s apparel and worry that our lives are in danger. That “general rule” you speak of is not a general rule. It’s YOUR rule because you imagined it in your head based on a few psychopaths who have decided to make stadiums an example and not “the rule”. “You will get beaten”???? Is this a scare tactic that you use often and does it work?

    We need to take back our society from these thugs.  Don’t listen to this jackass!  I challenge everyone to go to stadiums/arenas/ballpark with their favorite team’s jersey, and if that team happens to be from the visiting team than so be it.  Show these felons that we are not the ones that are afraid. Extreme fans in Philly, Chicago, and all teams California need to start being the frightened ones. The law is the law. We have special places for inbred humans who don’t allow for freedom of thought or speech and think that violence is the best way to settle their differences. If they want to live in these places for 7-10 years than be our guest!!

  • Anonymous

    the media is a joke.
    now apparently Ramirez is not going to be charged.
    after the huge media circus and false accusations,  why isn’t this a headline?  what exactly is the media agenda other than pro-israel and anti-hispanic?

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Hey Steinberg, where’s the story saying he’s not going to be charged? Send over a link. Last I saw he’s also a suspect in a Nevada shooting. What do you have to say about that?

  • Anonymous

     Dear Brown: Don’t be naive…  If the LAPD actually thought Ramirez were the real perpetrator, he Would have been charged by now!  Instead they locked him up for an unrelated parole violation.     I have nothing against jailing someone for a parole violation, but Ramirez has become a fallguy for the Media Circus from day one: “HISPANIC beats up Family Man!”     It was in an unfortunate ballgame brawl.  Media tried to prematurely condemn a man for a crime, which he obviously didn’t commit.  There’s something wrong with that, and if Ramirez were any other color there would be social outrage.

  • Anonymous

    My point is simply that Ramirez was clearly innocent from the beginning. There was never any evidence or reason for his name and image to have been plastered all over the newspapers and internet, essentially condemning the guy in the public eye.It is a shame that Stow got beat up, and I would never wish coma on anybody.  But this would not have happened had Stow not been drunk, confrontational, obnoxious, and insulting that day.  Why didn’t his 2 to 3 ‘supposed’ friends try to help him during the parking lot fight if he was really being assaulted by more than one guy?  Yes, Stow was with 2 or more buddies on that day, and not with his family – (contrary to what the media and their ‘family photos’ would lead one to believe).