Violence

Dodgers Fan Stabbed to Death After Game

Father of suspect claims it was self-defense

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP)—The man who was fatally stabbed during a confrontation after a Dodgers-Giants game in San Francisco was the son of a Dodgers security guard, the team said Thursday.

Jonathan Denver's father, Robert Preece, worked security on game days at Dodger Stadium, the Dodgers said.

Meanwhile, the father of the suspect Michael Montgomery, accused of stabbing Denver to death, said his son told him it was done in self-defense.

San Francisco police say Denver, 24, was with his father, brother and two other people a few blocks from the San Francisco Giants' ballpark late Wednesday when their group exchanged words with some Giants fans who were leaving a nightclub.

The exchange turned physical and Denver, who was wearing Dodgers gear, was stabbed to death.