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Fort Bragg Dodgers fan's family seeks witnesses to stabbing

According to news reports in other media, Montgomery's father said that his son alleges he stabbed Denver in self-defense after Denver hit him over the head with a chair.

In response to that allegation, Haro said an independent witness or a videotape is "going to answer the questions."

Family and friends from Fort Bragg, Southern California and Boise, Idaho, began to converge on the ball park at 10 a.m. Sunday to hand out fliers asking independent witnesses to step forward. A second flier, entitled "Justice for Jon," included an address for the Jonathan Denver Memorial Fund.

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In a written statement released Friday night, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon said police had not been able to interview any independent witnesses to the incident. This statement prompted Preece and his family to make their public plea.

"I don't know how this will end," Preece said. "I only know I have lost my son too soon."

Giants fans going to the game approached many of Denver's family and friends, some of whom wore Dodger blue sweatshirts stating "RIP Jon Denver" and "Justice for Jon," offering condolences for their loss.

But many fans were still trying to piece together what exactly happened that night. And some were trying to figure out why the alleged perpetrator had a knife in the first place.

"It was a great game, and everyone was in high spirits, so it was heart-breaking," said Shelley Bowers of Los Altos, who was at the Wednesday night Giants-Dodgers game. "But how come he had a knife? There are two sides to every story."

Shannon Locke, a friend of the victim's who drove down from Fort Bragg with Denver and three others on Wednesday night, did not witness the fatal melee but tried to fill in some of the missing puzzle pieces.

Locke, who dates the victim's best friend, said about 12 people attended the game to celebrate Denver's father's birthday.Only seven stayed after the game.


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