Father of wounded Dodgers fan, 24, argues with Mammoths fans to give confirm to police, accepts they may have taped lethal fight
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Published: 22:16 BST, 29 September 2013 | Updated: 09:35 BST, 30 September 2013
The father of a Los Angeles Dodgers fan wounded to demise after a San Francisco Goliaths amusement last week made a open supplication Sunday for autonomous witnesses to contact authorities.
Robert Preece talked in front of AT&T Park’s notorious Willie Mays statue some time recently the Mammoths played the San Diego Padres. He said he accepts spectators utilized portable gadgets to record a battle that finished with the demise of his 24-year-old son, Jonathan Denver.
‘Losing a youngster is a anguish no parent ought to have to endure,’ Preece said in his supplication for witnesses to the fight, which come about in the capture of Michael Montgomery.
‘The Montgomery family is enduring as well,’ Preece said.
From cleared out to right, Jill Haro, aunt, Robert Preece, father, what’s more, Robert Preece Jr., brother, what’s more, Diana Denver, mother, of Los Angeles Dodgers fan Jonathan Denver, supplication for witnesses to come forward
This photograph taken on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 appears from cleared out to right casualty Jonathan Denver, his father Robert Preece what’s more, his sibling Victimize Preece at the baseball game
Montgomery, 21, was discharged from guardianship Friday night after San Francisco Locale Lawyer George Gascon said police had deficient confirm to charge him in the demise of Denver, 24.
Gascon said police had not talked with any autonomous witnesses who may have seen the battle Wednesday night.
‘We have reason to accept somebody recorded this,’ said Preece’s sister, Jill Preece Haro, in a telephone interview, including that Denver’s father what’s more, others with him saw onlookers utilizing cellphone cameras. ‘We’re calling on them to come forward to offer assistance both families find out what happened.’
Rob Preece Jr. what’s more, Diana Haro, sibling what’s more, mother of lethally wounded Los Angeles Dodgers fan Jonathan Denver, tune in amid a open supplication for witnesses to come forward on Sunday
Bradley Meadows, right, companion of Los Angeles Dodgers fan Jonathan Denver, passes out a flier to Roger Manuel, left, outside AT&T Stop some time recently the Giants’ baseball diversion on Sunday
Haro said family members, counting the victim’s father who works as a security protect at Dodger Stadium, were spurred to travel from Southern California to make his open supplication after Montgomery’s discharge what’s more, Gascon’s explanation.
‘The San Francisco Police Division has given us an starting investigation,’ Gascon said in a composed articulation Friday night. ‘However, not all witnesses have been interviewed, nor have any autonomous witnesses of the episode been interviewed. We have asked this what’s more, other confirm be gathered some time recently we can make an evaluation on regardless of whether charges ought to be filed.’
Police didn’t return telephone calls looking for comment.
Denver was wounded to demise Wednesday after going to the amusement with his brother, father what’s more, two others to celebrate his father’s 49th birthday. Denver lived in Stronghold Bragg, a Northern California city about 170 miles north of San Francisco.
Preece didn’t go into subtle elements Sunday about what happened, yet police say Denver’s group, numerous wearing Dodgers garb, cleared out AT&T Stop after the eighth inning to head to a adjacent bar. At a few point, they got into a yelling coordinate over the Dodgers with Montgomery what’s more, a maybe a couple companions who were bar-hopping in the in vogue South of Showcase area. At slightest one was wearing a Monsters cap.
‘The back what’s more, forth, ‘Go Dodgers!’ ‘Go Giants!” Police Boss Greg Suhr said. ‘And it weakened from there.’
Suhr said Montgomery made ‘incriminating statements’ that driven to his booking the night after the stabbing.
Montgomery’s father told the Lodi News-Sentinel that his child was bounced amid the fight, what’s more, he wounded Denver in self-defense after Denver what’s more, others shouted ‘Giants suck.’ The father told the News-Sentinel that his child said Denver hit him over the head with a seat amid the battle a maybe a couple pieces from the stadium.
A second suspect was addressed what’s more, discharged by police Friday. Two others were being sought.
The cutting was the most recent episode over the a long time stemming from one of the most enthusiastic contentions in sports. Two a long time ago, Mammoths fan Bryan Stow endured perpetual cerebrum harm at the point when he was assaulted in Los Angeles.
There was a minute of quiet for Denver some time recently the Dodgers facilitated the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.
‘I just can’t get it how, wearing occasion aside, society’s gotten like this,’ Goliaths general director Brian Sabean said Friday. ‘It’s strange to me.’
Robert Preece, left, what’s more, Robert Preece Jr., father what’s more, sibling of Los Angeles Dodgers fan Jonathan Denver, grasp amid a open supplication for witnesses to come forward on Sunday
Bradley Meadows, companion of Los Angeles Dodgers fan Jonathan Denver, passes out fliers looking for ‘justice’ outside the Monsters amusement on Sunday
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