San Francisco Police released video on Monday for help finding a man suspected of beating a 74-year-old North Beach portrait artist who later died from his injuries.
On Dec. 5, San Francisco resident Stuart Jackson was standing at a bus stop on the corner of Van Ness Avenue and Market Street about 2 p.m. when he was suddenly assaulted by a young, muscular man, said Officer Albie Esparza, a police spokesman.
During the unprovoked attack, Jackson fell and hit his head on the pavement. He was rushed to the hospital, but later died from his injuries, Esparza said.
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An artist known to the community, Jackson liked to sketch in various bars and coffee shops in North Beach, his older brother Bob Jackson said.
Marc Dierkes, a friend of Jackson’s, said he was a one-of-a-kind resident in the area.
“He was kind of a unique, local character and a lot of people were familiar with him,” Dierkes, 60, said in December. “I’m still sorting through it.”
Police are looking for a 25- to 35-year-old man man described as 6 feet tall, with a muscular build. In a video released by police, the alleged attacker is walking down a street wearing a black hat, black pants, a black long-sleeve shirt and a dark vest jacket.
Anyone with information on the incident can call the anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or text tips to TIP411, beginning the message with SFPD.