LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The Bryan Stow Giovanni Ramirez case is far from over, LAPD tells news. Giovanni Ramirez (no mugshot photo yet released) is one of two persons in the composite sketch picture previously issued in the Bryan Stow (aka Brian Stow) investigation, claim officials. As earlier reported on LALATE Sunday, Giovanni Ramirez, a 31 year old resident of East Hollywood, was arrested as the first of several suspects in the beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow (aka Brian Stow). New details about Giovanni Ramirez, the hunter for the men who beat Bryan Stow, and an alleged female accomplish are being revealed by LAPD today.
On Saturday evening, warrants for the arrest of Giovanni Ramirez were issued. On Sunday morning, Giovanni Ramirez was awakened to a bullhorn and drawn guns from LAPD SWAT officers. Los Angeles news thereafter depicted a black Honda civic being impounded following Ramirez’s arrest. Additionally, multiple neighbors of Ramirez have been detained for questioning.
On Sunday afternoon, LAPD heads met with local news to detail the arrest of Ramirez. LAPD intentionally chose not to book Ramirez into the Rampart Division, and hence make his name of public record, until late Sunday. Chief Beck told news to allow the department some time in its filtering of information. Ramirez was apprehended in the 800 block of North Mariposa Avenue.
But while LAPD has one suspect, it now confirms that they are at least two other suspects in the beating of Bryan Stow at large. Additionally, LAPD now suggests that there is a female getaway driver being sought.
Beck told news that Ramirez is just the start of the investigation and more suspects, believed armed and dangerous, are being sought. “I believe we have the right guy” Beck told news. “We have some significant evidence that leads me to believe that we have the right individual.”
Ramirez is being held on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon. He remains in custody on $1 million bail.
Beck said that Ramirez’s arrest came from a tip from a law enforcement parole agent. Records show that Ramirez has three prior convictions: attempted robbery (1998), robbery (1999), firing a weapon in a public place (2005). Local news reports that the tip may have come via a change of a tattoo. Sources claim that Ramirez had noticeable neck tattoos and allegedly recently tried to have those tattoos changed to prevent identification.