Police: Victim in fatal shooting was suspect's brother

John W. Stewart (Source: Campbell County Detention Center)
John W. Stewart (Source: Campbell County Detention Center)

NEWPORT, KY (FOX19) - Newport Police are investigating a shooting that happened early Tuesday morning. The suspect arrested in the shooting is the victim's brother.

Police were called to a home in the 900 block of Columbia Street around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday night. On arrival, officers found James D. Stewart on the sidewalk, who appeared to be shot once in the chest.

Police took Stewart to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

At the scene, police arrested John W. Stewart, the victim's brother. He has been charged with 1st degree Manslaughter.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information should contact Newport Police at (859) 292-3622.

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