LOS ANGELES (CBS 5) — Doctors were in the process of taking Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants Fan beaten outside Dodger Stadium, out of his medically-induced coma, family members told CBS on Thursday.

Doctors at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center placed the 42-year-old Stow, from Santa Cruz, in a coma over a week ago after he was beaten and critically injured while wearing rival Giants gear in a stadium parking lot after a game.

KCBS’ Chris Filippi Reports:

Cousin John Stow said Bryan was being weaned off sedatives and the family was just waiting now for Bryan to wake up and open his eyes.

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Hospital publicist Rosa Saca confirmed that Stow’s doctors were in the process of reducing the medication given to keep him in a coma. But she said doctors didn’t think they would know how Stow’s body would respond for a few more days.

Stow remained listed in very guarded, critical condition at the hospital on Thursday afternoon.

The paramedic and father of two young children has not been conscious since he suffered massive head injuries during the beating after the Dodgers’ opener March 31.

Doctors previously indicated that Stow showed signs of brain damage due to being punched and kicked repeatedly in the head.

Police were still looking for Stow’s assailants, despite a $150,000 reward and sketches of the suspects, who wore Los Angeles Dodgers attire.

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Comments (28)
  1. Mike says:

    I hope he makes a full recovery, and they catch the cowards who beat him and throw them in jail, and throw away the key! nobody deserves what he and his family are going thru, and thanks to all the people who have donated to his cause, GIANT fans are the greatest fans bare none!

  2. Bloodhounds says:

    I hope he makes a full recovery. It’s great that people have come together to raise money for his medical bills. I would think more of the players could donate to the fund since they make lots of money. It’s the fans that are paying their salaries.

  3. Miss Dee says:

    This is such good news!! Here’s hoping for a full recovery for Brian and those two beautiful kids of his! As for the assailants, you’d better run and hide, cuz if I knew you did it I’d be callin in to get that $150k quick.

  4. John Culp says:

    praying that he comes out ok and the two that did it should get the death penality for doing what they did. praying for him and his family

  5. ahu says:

    The players are not the ones who should be responsible. the team is the one who should and ultimatly will be held responsible for not providing appropriate security and not providing a safe enviornment for thier event. seems like the dogers stadium and fans need more security.

  6. Jason says:

    What gets me is that there are so many articles about this horrible story that DO NOT INCLUDE THE ARTIST DEPICTIONS OF THE ATTACKERS! Come on journalists, do your jobs. Any article having anything to do with this should include them until the cowards that perpetrated this act are caught.

  7. Lanz says:

    My thoughts and prayers go to Brian for his recovery. May his family be strong for him. I pray that the people who did this to Brian will find the conscience to come forward.

  8. Jay says:

    is it just me or is this Brian Stowe a total hottie?

    1. john says:

      it’s just you.

    2. Jules says:

      iI agree, Jay…Bryan is a babe! What’s even better, from the sounds of it, he’s a beautiful person on the inside, also.

    3. Bryan's Fan says:

      TOTAL HOTTIE!!! 😉

  9. Alex says:

    What a surprise – NO MENTION of the racial nature of the attack. If the races were reversed, it would be front page news for months.

  10. babs says:

    wow! some folks can sure take the simplicity out of a supposed enjoyable event. no one is entitled to direct the outcome for another unless it is something positive and good that you have to offer. self-control unfortunately is not what everyone distributes. ONE LOVE!!!

  11. Sabrina says:

    We are all rooting for you Brian!!

  12. Martin Nordvick says:

    Maybe now is the time to consider banning team colors and insignia among the fans. It works at troubled schools. It can work at the ballpark.

  13. Cathy says:

    It sickens me to think of what happened to you! It is my deepest wish that these cowards are brutally beaten before they are away for the rest of their lives. You are in my daily thoughts and prayers. Miracles happen! I pray that you can be yourself once again. To your family, I cannot imagine what horror you are enduring. Keep your faith…….that is what will pull Bryan and all of you through this. Remember, most of us Angelenos are not violent cowards, and are praying for a full and speedy recovery. And yes, he is a hottie! My donation is in the mail. I hope all those who can donates-even if it is a small amount.

  14. Please Be OK! says:

    To those wanting to know the race/identity of the cowards who did this. Do a little research and you will find artist sketches and eyewitness accounts that describe them to be Mexicans. Just the facts! Jack. Brian Stow, may you come out of your coma intact. You are the greatest fan any team can hope for representing and braving what you did. Peace, brother!

  15. Ida says:

    My prayer go out to Brian and his family. My God speed your recovery.

  16. Cynthia Swanberg says:

    Come on Bryan you can pull through this. It’s not your time to go. You are still needed here. We are all thinking good thoughts for you. We call want you to see what the world’s been doing for u. We all love u and hope the best for you even though some don’t even know u. Hang in there and fight this !

  17. Zaydee says:

    Best news I’ve read today!

  18. Carl says:

    Unfortunately, the lilklihood of permanent brain damage is strong. We can pray that it is limnited and that he can return to a somewhat normal life. It can range from a vegetative state to just somewhat impaired. think former press secretary Jim Brady or recently shot congress woman Gabby Meyers.

    Yeah, he hoodlums are probably Mexican. so mwhat, it makes no difference whatsoever, still hooligans or worse.

    Probably wouldn’t get the death penalty, but many years for aggravated assault.

    Why should the fans not wear team colors, should they choose so.
    Vigourous rivalry, you bet, but as to assault, uh, uh.

    As one put it, testosterone and ethanal fueled almost without question.

    My heart goes out to him and his family.

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