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Dodgers fan fatally shot; three people arrested

Posted: Saturday September 20, 2003 7:01PM; Updated: Saturday September 20, 2003 11:19PM
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Dodger Stadium security and Los Angeles police officers survey the site of the shooting.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A sister and brother were being held Saturday in the death of a baseball fan who was shot during a stadium parking lot dispute after attending a Dodgers-Giants game, police said.

The shooting Friday night outside Dodger Stadium followed an argument over the teams, though it was unclear who the victim and the suspects had been rooting for, police said.

"It's clear the argument was in some way related to the game," Deputy Chief Gary Brennan said. Detectives were still investigating the details of the fight, but alcohol appeared to have been a factor, he said.

The woman's husband was arrested along with the other two, but he was released after witnesses said he wasn't involved in the shooting.

Police did not release the names of the woman, described as in her 30s, and her 22-year-old brother. Detectives were searching for a third suspect, a 17-year-old boy, Brennan said.

Mark Antenorcruz, 25, of Covina, was shot once Friday night as he headed for his car after attending the game, police and county coroner's Lt. Gary Kellerman said. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Brennan said Antenorcruz got into an argument with the suspects before one of the men went to his car, pulled out a gun and fired. The group then drove off.

Antenorcruz's brother followed the car as far as he could, then told a passing driver about the shooting. The driver pursued the suspects' vehicle and wrote down its license plate number.

On Saturday, Dodgers spokesman Derrick Hall expressed condolences to Antenorcruz's family.

"On behalf of the Los Angeles Dodgers, I'd like to say how sad we are by the tragic incident," Hall said.

The Giants won the game 6-4.

Copyright 2003 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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