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Rev. Demetrius Stewart

Pastor on date night with wife killed outside bowling alley

A pastor on a date night his wife and several other couples turned tragic resulting in the pastor death.

Police have revealed that Rev. Demetrius Stewart was the man fatally shot and killed as he was leaving a bowling alley in Richmond Heights, Mo., a St. Louis suburb.  Police said they were in their car Friday when a fight involving a group of people the Stewarts didn’t know spilled onto the parking lot.

One man pulled a gun and fired shots into the air, according to police, then walked to Stewart’s car and shot twice through the window, hitting Stewart.

It’s not clear why the gunman fired at Stewart. His wife, Shantana Stewart, told the Post-Dispatch they’d had no interaction with the people who got in the fight, and police said it appeared Demetrius Stewart was an innocent bystander.

Stewart, 45, later died at a hospital, leaving behind his wife of 20 years and their two teenage children.

Donté Lorenzo McGary, 24, was charged Saturday with first-degree in Stewart’s murder. Police say they arrested him as he tried to flee the scene after killing Stewart and firing shots at another person.

The 45-year-old was an associate minister at West Side Missionary Baptist Church, who also worked at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

His wife, Shantana Stewart, told the Post-Dispatch they’d had no interaction with the people who got in the fight. They just had a nice date night with friends, she said and were leaving to return home.

Police said Demetrius Stewart was an innocent bystander.

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