Victim In Bay to Breakers Assault Dies of Injuries

By: Ja'Mein Beale - Mon, 11 Jun 2012 07:48:07 -0800

 SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)--A man who was injured in an assault in Golden Gate Park after the  Bay to Breakers race has died, according to the San Francisco Medical  Examiner's Office.
     
Santa Clara resident Stephen Martin, 30, died Friday after he was  taken off life support, according to a statement posted by his family to a  Facebook page. He had suffered what doctors called "unrecoverable brain  damage, according to the statement. 
     
Martin was assaulted May 20 shortly before 5 p.m. in the Sharon  Meadows area of the park near the Sharon Art Studio and tennis courts, police  said.
     
He was with friends who had attended the Bay to Breakers race  earlier that day. He and his friends were dressed as troll dolls, according  to police.
     
They were standing near a second group of about 12 males and  females and an argument broke out between the two groups, police said.
     
Police said some of the females in the second group were wearing  purple and one was wearing an orange tutu, while the males were wearing red  and white 49ers jerseys.
     
A male from the second group punched Martin, who fell and struck  his head on the ground and lost consciousness. 
     
Following the assault, police issued a call for witnesses or for  anyone with photos and video from the area where the fight occurred to come  forward. A police spokesman Sunday said no new information was available on  the investigation.
     
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