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Dodgers: Slain fan was son of team security guard

Remnants of police tape mark the spot near Third and Harrison streets where Dodgers fan Jonathan Denver was fatally stabbed after Wednesday's game against the Giants at AT&T Park. (Douglas Zimmerman)
Remnants of police tape mark the spot near Third and Harrison streets where Dodgers fan Jonathan Denver was fatally stabbed after Wednesday's game against the Giants at AT&T Park. (Douglas Zimmerman)
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Updated: 9/27/2013 6:46 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers say the 24-year-old man who was fatally stabbed during a postgame confrontation in San Francisco was the son of one of the team's security guards.
 
Spokesman Jared Kaufer said Thursday that Jonathan Denver's father worked security at Dodger Stadium.
 
San Francisco police say Denver was walking with his father, brother and two other people not far from the San Francisco Giants' ballpark Wednesday night 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.
 
Denver attended the game with his relatives but left in the eighth inning of what turned out to be a 6-4 Giants victory. His attackers did not attend the game.

Police Chief Greg Suhr says two people are in custody and one of them is facing face homicide charges.

Meanwhile, the father of a man accused of fatally stabbing the 24-year-old Dodgers fan in San Francisco says his son told him it was self-defense.

Marty Montgomery told the Lodi News-Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1bJWBND ) on Thursday that his son, Michael Montgomery was jumped during a fight and he stabbed Jonathan Denver in self-defense.

San Francisco police say that 21-year-old Michael Montgomery was arrested on suspicion of homicide in the stabbing death of Denver Wednesday night.

Montgomery's father said his son told him by phone that during the fight, Denver hit his son over the head with a chair, and in self-defense, his son stabbed Denver.

Montgomery told his father that Denver, who was wearing Dodgers apparel, yelled, "Giants suck," at Montgomery's friend who was wearing a Giants hat when Denver and others hit his son and their friends without warning.
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