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Fort Bragg Dodgers fan fatally stabbed following Giants game

A Lodi man, 21-year-old Michael Montgomery, was in custody late Thursday on suspicion of murder, police said. They were still searching for at least two additional suspects and the weapon used in the stabbing, Newman said.

Denver attended Wednesday night's game with his father Robert Preece, who works as a security guard at Dodger Stadium, as well as his brother and his father's girlfriend. The group left after the eighth inning, before the game ended in a 6-4 Giants win, and went to a nearby bar or restaurant, Newman said.

At 11:39 p.m. Denver and his family encountered a group of four or five people, who had not attended the game, as the group left another establishment near Third and Harrison streets, Newman said. They exchanged words stemming from the Giants-Dodgers rivalry.

Fatal Stabbing Near AT&T Park

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"It started out as a verbal confrontation and moved to a physical confrontation," Newman said.

Both groups began walking away from that initial fight, "but one of the groups, and it's unclear which group, couldn't let the confrontation go," Newman said.

At some point, Denver realized he had been stabbed, she said. He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Newman said it was too early to determine whether alcohol was a factor in the stabbing.

Denver was arrested twice this year in Mendocino County for alcohol-related offenses<NO1><NO>, according to KGO-TV. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in July, and for public intoxication at the county fair this month.

At the North Main Street plumbing business where Denver was an apprentice, an office manager who answered the phone said Denver's family asked them to stop granting interviews after a deluge of phone calls from reporters.

The manager, who gave her first name as Gypsy, said Denver's workplace and the whole town was heartbroken by the loss.


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