LAPD officials say they’re pursuing a new lead in the case of Bryan Stow – the San Francisco Giants fan brutally beaten on the L.A. Dodgers’ opening day.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck says police received a tip about the woman they believe was the getaway driver the night two men ambushed Stow. Police believe she wore a Dodgers jersey with the name “Ethier” on the back, for Dodgers right-fielder Andre Ethier.
Officers displayed a similar jersey to reporters at a police news conference. Beck says he hopes that information helps jog someone’s memory about the incident.
Beck spoke in front of a billboard at the corner of San Fernando Road and Loosemoore street, not far from the 110 freeway. It shows composite sketches of the suspects and says there's a $100,000 reward.
About 300 hundred of these billboards are up throughout L.A. Beck says the Dodgers organization has offered another $100,000. That brings the total reward to at least $200,000.
Authorities say they have received about 500 leads. More than a dozen officers are working full-time on the case Beck calls a top priority. At tonight's Dodgers home game against the Giants, officials will distribute "wanted" flyers to fans.