FITCHBURG (WKOW) -- The Dane County Medical Examiner says 25 year-old Samuel John Harris of Dubuque, Iowa was the man killed at a Fitchburg apartment complex early Tuesday evening.
Autopsy results released Wednesday show Harris was shot to death.
Wednesday afternoon, Fitchburg Police were still gathering evidence at the Fairway Apartments on the corner of Leopold Way and Post Road.
That's where they had initially responded at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to find Harris unresponsive and without a pulse.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Fitchburg Police have yet to say if there are any suspects in Harris's death, although they spent hours interviewing people in nearby apartment complexes seeking more information.
Many of those neighbors have no idea what may have happened.
"I really don't know what the truth is," said Tray Jackson.
"It's scary, surprising, but its Fitchburg, you know....never know what's gonna go on over here," said Nigeria Nicholson.
Two of Samuel Harris's family members in Dubuque told 27 News by phone Wednesday afternoon that they didn't even know he was in Dane County Tuesday night or why he would be.
The family said they won't have any further comment until police make an arrest in the case.
Samuel Harris did have a criminal record in Iowa, but nothing that involved serious or violent crimes.
Most of the cases involved traffic or underage use of tobacco or alcohol.
FITCHBURG (WKOW) -- The man killed at a Fitchburg apartment complex Tuesday evening has been identified as 25 year-old Samuel John Harris of Dubuque, Iowa.
A release from The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office says that Harris was killed with a firearm.
27 News spoke with Harris's father by phone Wednesday afternoon, who would only say that he didn't know why his son was in Madison and that he did not want to comment further on his son's death until the person responsible was arrested.
Lt. Chad Brecklin with the Fitchburg Police Department tells 27 News that when officers responded to the scene at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, they discovered Harris in the hallway, who was unresponsive and not breathing.
Officers attempted to resuscitate Harris but were unable to revive him.
The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office later declared Harris dead at the scene.
Fitchburg Police have yet to comment on any possible suspects in the case.
Greg Neumann has been following this story and will have full reports on 27 News at 5 and 6.
FITCHBURG (WKOW) – Police are investigating what they're calling a homicide at an apartment building on Leopold Way in Fitchburg.
Lt. Chad Brecklin with the Fitchburg Police Department tells 27 News that when officers responded to the scene at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, they discovered a man in the hallway who was not breathing. Officers attempted to resuscitate him but were unable to revive him. The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office later declared the man dead.
Authorities are treating the death as a homicide, but would not comment on whether they had a suspect, saying it is too early in the investigation to release that information.
Brecklin says they are not releasing the man's name, and are not able to comment on the cause of death. There will be an autopsy conducted Wednesday morning.
Fitchburg police were assisted by the Dane County Sheriff's Office and Madison police. District Attorney Ismael Ozanne arrived on scene after several hours. Brecklin says that is routine procedure for a crime of this nature.
People who live in the area told 27 News that they believe the neighborhood is getting increasingly more dangerous. The body was found at a building right across the street from Leopold Elementary School.
The owner of the apartment building says he has not had any trouble with tenants, and says he believes it is a crime that could have happened anywhere.
Stay with 27 News for the latest on the investigation.
FITCHBURG (WKOW) -- Police are investigating an apparent homicide in Fitchburg.
The Fitchburg Police Department says it received a report around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday that a body was found in the hallway of an apartment building on the 3300 block of Leopold Way.
Police say the victim is a male in his 20s. They have not identified him.
There's also no word on how he died.
Stay with 27 News on-air and online for the latest on this developing story.
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