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New leads in LAPD investigation of Giants fan beating on Dodgers opening day

LAPD officials say they have received strong leads that the woman they believe was the getaway driver the night two men ambushed Giants fan Bryan Stow wore a Dodgers jersey similar to this one - with the name “Ethier” on the back, for Dodgers right-fielder Andre Ethier.
LAPD officials say they have received strong leads that the woman they believe was the getaway driver the night two men ambushed Giants fan Bryan Stow wore a Dodgers jersey similar to this one - with the name “Ethier” on the back, for Dodgers right-fielder Andre Ethier.
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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.