06/20/2013 UPDATE:

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


Incident Type:Attempted Homicide

Incident Date06/18/2013 - 2:34 AM Address5 N. Pinckney St.

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

Victim(s)Male, age 61, no permanent address

Details: 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.