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Shooting ruled a homicide almost 50 years later, according to BPD

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Posted at 9:45 AM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 09:45:19-04

BALTIMORE — A shooting was recently ruled a homicide almost 50 years after it happened, according to Baltimore Police.

On July 27, 1972, then 16-year-old Gary Stewart of East Baltimore, was shot in the 2100 block of E. North Avenue. He was rendered paralyzed, as a result of that shooting.

Some time after being shot, Stewart moved to Ayden, North Carolina, where he would spend the rest of his life.

On November 19, 2019, Stewart, who was 56 years old at the time, died. His remains were transported transported to the Pitt County Medical Examiner's Office where an autopsy was performed.

On Monday, the Pitt County Medical Examiner's office informed the Baltimore City Police Department's Homicide Unit that he died as a result of that 1972 shooting.

A suspect, Jesse Grier, Jr. who was 33 years-old at the time of the incident, was arrested and convicted for this offense.

Grier, however, died in 1990.