Beating Victim Bryan Stow Suffers Setback, Rushed to Surgery
PHOTO: Bryan Stow and children (Family Photo)
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to increase its reward from $10,000 to $25,000.
The "Los Angeles Police Department still needs public assistance in their search for the two suspects who taunted and severely assaulted Brian," Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said.
Other contributions include $100,000 from the Dodgers, $50,000 from the LA City Council and $50,000 from radio personality Tom Leykis.
Stow, a 42-year-old paramedic and father of two, has remained in a medically-induced coma since he was attacked after he wore a Giants jersey to the March 31 season opener at Dodger Stadium.
Stow suffered a severe skull fracture and bruising to his frontal lobe when two suspects knocked him to the ground, kicking him repeatedly in the head.
His condition had been upgraded from critical to serious, however, on Monday, Stow suffered a setback.
He was rushed into surgery after a build-up of fluid in his brain triggered a seizure.
Family members say his physician, Dr. Manley, removed the bone flap that was put in on Friday and he found some sort of growth he had never seen before.
The growth was removed and a filter put in to help drain the fluid from his head. Family members say Stow's condition has stabilized.
Meantime, investigators have concluded that Giovanni Ramirez, who was arrested in May, was not involved in the attack.
He has, however, been sentenced to 10 months in jail for a parole violation.