A 34-year-old soldier was severely beaten Saturday when 47-year-old Bobby Ray Stewart was fatally shot at The Supper Club, according to a Columbus police report.
The severely beaten soldier's aggravated assault was reported at the same time as the shooting, according to a report. However, police did not release information about the beating until they were able to identify the victim Sunday around 8:30 p.m.
The aggravated assault victim was admitted to an undisclosed hospital. His condition was not released in the report. Police reported that the soldier is expected to make a full recovery.
Stewart was found with multiple gunshot wounds when police arrived at the 3386 Buena Vista Road club around 11:40 p.m. He was taken the Midtown Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 12:17 a.m.
No suspect in the shooting has been named. A motive has also not been determined.
The soldier arrived at the 3386 Buena Vista Road club separately from Stewart, Capt. Gordon Griswood said. There is some indication that the two may have known each other. He is being interviewed as a witness to the event.
Griswood said the soldier was not at the The Supper Club when police arrived to investigate around 11:40 p.m. Saturday. He was taken for medical treatment by a private party. Griswood could not say when or where police first spoke with the victim.
Griswood was unable to confirm whether the severely beaten man was a soldier at Fort Benning.