A man who police believe to be one of the two suspects who brutally beat a Giants fan following the Dodger season opener is in custody this morning after an LAPD SWAT Team descended on an apartment building in East Hollywood. L.A. Now reports that officers acted on a tip after a parole agent said he believed one of his parolees matched the description of the suspects involved in the beating of Bryan Stowe in the Dodger Stadium parking lot. Police continue to search for the other suspect who has evaded capture nearly two months after the attack prompted a massive manhunt. Martiza Camacho, in an interview with L.A. Now, describes what happened after SWAT officers ordered the occupants of Apt. 25 to get out:
One by one, the occupants emerged, Camacho said. The man taken into custody had a bald head and tattoos on his neck and arms, she said, a description that appeared to match the vague sketches released by police of one of the two suspects. She added that he did not appear to resist being taken into custody.
Police and city officials have scheduled a 4 p.m. press conference to provide more details.
* Update: The suspect has been identified as 31-year-old Giovanni Ramirez, who was booked for assault with a deadly weapon. L.A. Now reports Ramirez has been convicted of attempted robbery, robbery and firing a weapon in public.