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Man who Died After Shots Fired into SUV Tentatively Identified as Harold Carr


July 18, 2013


One man died and a second was critically injured after shots were fired at their SUV this afternoon on Booker Street near 28th Avenue North.
The driver of the Ford Explorer, Sidney Alonzo Stuart, 28, drove off at a high rate of speed, running a stop sign on 28th Avenue North and Booker Street where the Explorer was struck by the driver of a Lincoln Town Car.  The SUV rolled.  Stuart, who was shot in the leg, climbed out of the vehicle and ran a short distance before collapsing.  His passenger, who has tentatively been identified as Harold Carr, 27, of 31st Avenue North, died inside the Explorer.  Carr was not carrying identification, but statements from Stuart, friends and family strongly suggest Carr was the victim.  The driver of the Lincoln was not injured.
North Precinct detectives are working to identify two suspects; the gunmen are described only as black men who fled on foot.
Stuart, of Madison, was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he is in critical but stable condition.  Upon his release from the hospital, Stuart will be arrested on an outstanding warrant charging him with aggravated assault for allegedly firing shots toward his girlfriend in August.
The motive for this afternoon’s shooting remains under investigation.   Anyone with information about the murder is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.  Citizens can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word “CASH” along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at  Persons who contact Crime Stoppers by phone, text or Internet can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.

Sidney Alonzo Stuart, 28

 Sidney Alonzo Stuart,28

Harold Carr, 27

 Harold Carr, 27