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Man approaches dog walker in downtown Milwaukee, fight ensues and leads to death

MILWAUKEE -- Police are investigating a fatal fight on the streets of downtown Milwaukee that happened early Tuesday morning, July 17. Police say a man was found dead on a sidewalk near Wells Street and Old World Third Street around 3:40 a.m.

Businesses were blocked and residents were cordoned off from their homes. Some living in the area said they feel it's relatively safe.

Death investigation near Wells and Old World Third Street in Milwaukee

"I haven't heard anything since I've been here in five years. It's surprising and shocking," said a neighbor.

Neighbors were taken aback by the flashing lights and commotion early Tuesday morning.

"It's pretty crazy. I heard some yelling," said a neighbor.

Police said shorty after 3:30 a.m., a man was walking his dog, and he was approached by another man. That's when things when awry. A fight ensued, and that is when the person who approached the dog walker died.

Death investigation near Wells and Old World Third Street in Milwaukee

"That is really sad and tragic to hear," said a neighbor.

The man who was walking his dog stayed at the scene and is cooperating with police. Police have called this a homicide.

"This is quite unsettling. This is very bad," said a neighbor.

As police continue to investigate, neighbors said they hope surveillance cameras might help shed some light on the circumstances surrounding the death. Police said there were no weapons involved.

Death investigation near Wells and Old World Third Street in Milwaukee

"We have a good police force. I'm sure they will get to the bottom of it and find out what happened," said a neighbor.

The man who was walking his dog is in his 30s. He was taken into custody and was being questioned by police. The man who died was also in his 30s. His identity has not yet been released.