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Madison man arrested in near-fatal beating of homeless man

MADISON (WKOW) -- A Madison man is arrested for nearly beating a homeless man to death.

Justin T. Brooks, 31, is charged with one count of Attempted Homicide. He was taken to the Dane County Jail. Police are not releasing his picture at this time.

Investigators say the attack happened Tuesday morning around 2:30 a.m. on North Pinckney Street. The victim, a 61-year-old man, is in the hospital with critical injuries. Police say his injuries are life-threatening and he has not regained consciousness.

A witness who had been sleeping on a nearby bench woke up to find one man beating the older man in the head. The victim was also sleeping in the area at the time of the assault.

Detectives believe this was a targeted attack.

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