Golden Gate Park Assault Victim Dies From Injury





The victim in an assault that occurred on May 20, 2012 in Sharon Meadows in Golden Gate Park has died from his injury. Stephen Martin, 31, of Santa Clara, died on Friday, June 8 at San Francisco General Hospital.

Martin had attended the May 20 Bay to Breakers Race with a group of friends, all in troll costumes. At approximately 5:00 P.M., there was a confrontation between Martin’s group and another group consisting of about 12 males and females. The males in the group were wearing 49’er white and red jerseys. Some of the females in the group were wearing purple clothing and one was wearing an orange tutu.

In the confrontation, a male from the group approached Martin and punched him, causing him to fall and hit his head on the pavement. Martin was knocked out and never regained consciousness.

Since there were numerous people in the park at this time, San Francisco police are urging those who may have witnessed the incident or taken photos in the area of Sharon Meadows near the Sharon Arts Studio and the tennis courts to contact Homicide inspectors at 415-553-1145. The anonymous tip line is 415-575-4444. Citizens may also access text-a-tip at TIP411 and type SFPD in the subject line.