Police investigate death of 27-year-old man near 68th & Lisbon

Posted on: 5:35 am, November 18, 2013, by , updated on: 02:29pm, November 18, 2013

MILWAUKEE (WITI) – Milwaukee police are investigating the death of a 27-year-old man that occurred in the 2900 block of N. 68th St. early Monday morning, November 18th.

According to police, at about 2:15 a.m. the victim came home to find two unknown suspects inside his residence, attempting to steal items.

The victim confronted the suspects and a fight ensued.

During the fight, the victim sustained injuries that resulted in his death.

On Monday night, hundreds gathered outside the man’s home to remember him. FOX6 News has learned the man killed, Christopher Gray, was a well-known club promoter in Milwaukee who had a lot of friends and fans.

Gray is better known by his nickname, “Caly Kris.”

“Chris, I just want to say ‘I love you, I love you, I love you,’” Gray’s cousin, Shalika Evans said.

“He’s got two sons — without a father,” community activist Tory Lowe said.

Messages flooded Twitter on Monday as folks learned of his death, including an RIP message from former Bucks player Brandon Jennings.

“Just to remember that he was a good person and whatever happened he didn`t deserve. He didn`t deserve this. He loved, loved, loved people — not just his family. He loved people. Gentle giant is what he was,” Cassandra Buloy said.

At this time, police are working to learn the identities of the two suspects, who they believe may have known the victim and/or had reason to target his residence.

Anybody with information is asked to call Milwaukee Police.

Police have not officially confirmed the identity of the victim.

Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this developing story.

5 comments

  • I moved out of Milwaukee in 1998. The city had gotten so bad, I felt unsafe (all the time). I saw this headline and thought well he was on 68th and lisbon! What do you expect.

  • Quanda says:

    Sad that we stereotype the way we do! Had it happened in the suburbs would you feel the same way???? These type of situations take place any and everywhere! No one should expect to lose their lives or a loved one based on where he/she lives!!

  • Sherida says:

    No matter where it happened you have to be mindful that this was someone’s son, someone’s father, someone’s friend, and someone’s loved one!!! This crime is not justified because it happened on 68th and Lisbon, it will jever be justified. The logic of some people that “crime happens in the hood” and they live there so they knew it was coming is IDIOTIC!!!! This young man happens to be a friend of mine and what happened to him is turely sad and it hurts especially because he leaves behind two beautiful young boys. He was taken away by the selfishness of another. I pray that justice is served and his family finds peace. A mother is hurting, friends are hurting, his family is hurting, but most of all his children are hurting behind this stupid act. Rest in Peace Christopher… You are loved!!!

  • Unity says:

    This is so sad! I hope the guys that did this suffer… Not only did they invade his privacy and steal his belongings, they had the audacity to chase him down the alley after he came into his own home and witnessed them there!! Then beat him with a HAMMER!!! Lord have mercy! I continue to keep his family and friends in my prayers. I truly hope troubled people get the help they need. HOW COULD THEY DO ANOTHER HUMAN BEING LIKE THAT SHOULD…. This is a tear jerker.

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