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Incident Report for Case #2013-179875

Incident Type

Attempted Homicide

Incident Date

06/18/2013 - 2:34 AM


5 N. Pinckney St.


Justin T. Brooks, m/w, 32 years old of Madison.
Charged with 1 count of Attempted Homicide. Taken to the Dane County Jail.


Male, age 61, no permanent address


The victim succumbed to his injuries on 06-19-13 at 10:14 p.m. at U.W. Hospital. 

Last updated 06/20/2013 at 1:36 AM by Sgt. Galen Wiering


A significantly injured man was found on a N. Pinckney St. sidewalk early this morning, across the street from the State Capitol. A witness, who had been sleeping on a nearby bench, indicated he awoke to a disturbance where one man appeared to be battering a 61-year old in the head. The injured man was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. He was also sleeping in the area at the time of the assault. Detectives believe this was a targeted attack.

The above suspect was taken into custody after interviewing witnesses to the attack.  The victim remains in critical/life-threatening condition and has not regained consciousness.

Released 06/18/2013 at 10:14 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain

The location shown is approximate & may not be accurate.