Dodgers increase reward in baseball fan beating

May 17, 2011 - 9:12 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities are hoping a bigger reward will lead them to the suspects in the brutal beating of a Giants fan at Dodger Stadium in March.

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday the Dodgers have increased the size of the reward by $100,000, pushing the total amount offered past $200,000.

Beck says investigators are looking at about 500 leads in the March 31 beating of Bryan Stow.

Two suspects were driven away from the stadium by a woman in a light or white four-door sedan. Beck says she was wearing a white Dodgers jersey with the name of Andre Ethier and the number 16 on the back.

Stow was flown back to San Francisco on Monday after weeks of care in Los Angeles. He remains in critical condition.