Colleagues Mark Gomez and Joshua Melvin of the Bay Area News Group are in San Francisco today. Click here to read their developing story.Two suspects are in the custody of San Francisco police following the stabbing death of 24-year-old Jonathan Denver on Thursday.
Denver was fatally stabbed around midnight last night near AT&T Park, after the Giants beat the Dodgers 6-4. An apprentice plumber who worked for North Coast Plumbing and Heating in Fort Bragg, Denver was wearing Dodgers gear at the time of the attack. One of the suspects was reported to be wearing a Giants hat.
The suspects’ names have not been released.
Update (2:45 p.m.): According to the Dodgers, Denver is the son of a Dodger Stadium security guard.
The team released the following statement:
“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.”
Update (3:05 p.m.): NBC Bay Area reported that one of the two suspects in custody will be charged with Denver’s murder.
Update (4:55 p.m.): The Dodgers will observe a moment of silence for Denver prior to tomorrow’s home game against the Colorado Rockies.