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Police: Person who attacked dog walker in downtown Milwaukee dies in homicide

Person who attacked dog walker dies in homicide
Person who attacked dog walker dies in homicide
Person who attacked dog walker dies in homicide
Posted at 2:44 PM, Jul 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-17 18:37:07-04

MILWAUKEE -- Police are investigating a homicide that happened in the middle of downtown Milwaukee after someone walking their dog was attacked. 

The attacker is the person who died, TODAY'S TMJ4 has learned. Police say the homicide happened about a block from the Grand Avenue Mall around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Police say a man was walking his dog early this morning when someone attacked him.  Police say there were no weapons involved, but we do know there was a fight.  The initial attacker later died. 

The man walking his dog is in custody and police consider him the suspect.

Police don't believe there is any connection to Silk Exotic, a nearby strip club.

“I’m honestly speechless. I didn’t wake up to anything," Brittany Brandt said. "Sometimes I frequently hear screaming or like arguing from my apartment."

But Brandt, who’s new to the area, said this time was different. She didn’t hear a sound and her dog didn’t hear anything either, and the news of a dead body found near her apartment building has her a bit rattled. 

“Wow, that’s nuts! I can’t believe that!" Brandt said. 

Brandt isn’t the only one shaken by the news. Gary Jones said he’s lived in the area for five years and not once has he experienced anything like this. 

“I just thought there was a car accident, or maybe somebody might have just fallen out, but I didn’t think it was a homicide. I didn’t think somebody lost their life. That’s very unsettling you all," Jones said.  

"I guess I’m just getting used to it," Pam Ristola said. 

According to police, this is 59th homicide in the city of Milwaukee this year.