On August 4, 2000, at about 1:18 A.M., Officers responded to SW 6th Avenue near Burnside Street on the report of an assault. Upon arrival in the area, officers found the victim lying on the ground unconscious. The victim, James John Stewart, a 50 year old white male, was transported to a local hospital for his injuries. Mr. Stewart died on August 16, 2000, due to the injuries he sustained in the assault.
Witnesses reported seeing two African-American males and one African-American female all in their twenties, walk up to Mr. Stewart and start a conversation with him. One of the males, who was heavy set, with short hair and was wearing green shorts, stepped back into a fighting stance and punched the Mr. Stewart. Mr. Stewart fell over backwards hitting his head on the sidewalk and appeared to be knocked unconscious. The suspects walked away and got into their vehicle, which was described as being a 90’s red Toyota coupe, and headed south on Broadway Street. The other male suspect was described as being thinner, and around 5’11” tall. The female suspect was described as being about 5’4” tall, and had long hair pulled back.
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