It’s been over two and a half weeks since Giovanni Ramirez was taken into custody as the primary suspect in the Bryan Stow assault case, but he has yet to be charged for the crime. He’s been held in custody for allegedly violating his parole while police continue to investigate. Now, NBC LA reports about a piece of evidence that would likely make it easy to track down the suspect.
According to NBC LA, a white blood-stained Dodgers jersey was taken to a dry cleaner who alerted the police. The DNA on the jersey reportedly matched Bryan Stow’s. You would think that would lead to an arrest of the suspect, but a police source reportedly told NBC LA the jersey does not belong to Ramirez. Additionally, they report that “police have delayed asking the district attorney to file against Ramirez as part of a strategy to pressure him to reveal information about two other suspects still at large.”
Police have kept silent about evidence in the case and were reluctant to reveal much information regarding the jersey. Even if the jersey does not belong to Ramirez, it’s quite possible it belongs to the getaway driver, a woman who was wearing an Andre Ethier jersey according to all reports. One of the suspects in the case was wearing a Dodgers jersey and hat according to reports.
The lawyers for Giovanni Ramirez have said all along that he has a strong alibi, but LA Police Chief Charlie Beck said he was confident they had the right person. Maybe there has been little reported progress because they are trying to obtain information on the other two suspects. It’s hard to imagine they would go public with the news and have the wrong guy, but that is a possibility.
Here is a mug shot of Giovanni Ramirez, the man currently in custody.