Man beaten during 2012 Bay to Breakers party dies from injuries
A Santa Clara man who never regained consciousness after he was punched during last month’s Bay to Breakers race was taken off life support Friday at San Francisco General Hospital, police said Monday.
Police said Stephen Martin, 30, was attacked at the Sharon Meadows area around 5 p.m. May 20 after an argument between his friends and another group of 12 men and women.
Martin was punched by someone from the group, police said. Martin fell, hit his head on the ground and never regained consciousness.
Police said Martin was not a registered runner in the footrace, but has previously attended the post-race party that typically draws tens of thousands of revelers to Golden Gate Park.
At a news conference Monday, police released two photographs of Martin (wearing a green troll wig), his friends, and people believed to have been involved in the attack. Some of the male suspects in the group wore red and white San Francisco 49ers jerseys, San Francisco Police Commander John Loftus said. Several of the females wore purple clothing; one wore an orange tutu.
Loftus called for participants in this year’s race – particularly those who were in the Sharon Meadows area at the time of the attack — to submit photos and videos taken during the race in hopes of identifying the attackers.
Friends of Martin flooded his personal Facebook page, offering messages of condolence along with public pleas for information.
Martin was a small business owner who managed SMA California, a statewide consulting firm for homeowners associations.
No arrests have been made in connection to his death. Police said anyone with photos, video or information to share with Homicide Inspectors should call (415) 553-1145 or text the phrase “SFPD” to TIP411.
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