Crack that Case

Police search for witness to murder

CREATED Jan. 16, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - A month after celebrating his 21st birthday, Dominique Greenwood's family laid him to rest.

Police believe he was targeted by deadly robbers because of something he was wearing which made him a target while walking.

Back on April 12, 2011, Greenwood was heading home.

"This was a young man 21 years old, exiting the bus walking home like he does everyday," explained Milwaukee Police detective Mark Peterson.

But on that night, around 10:00 p.m., police say a group of men followed Greenwood and tried to rob him at gunpoint at 53rd and Fairmount.

"During the course of that robbery shots were fired which took the life of Mr. Greenwood," said Peterson.

His mother Steely Greenwood, and aunt Reochell Watkins think he was targeted because of the ear buds he was wearing when he stepped off a bus.

"He probably didn't even hear the cars coming up or hearing them walk behind them nothing," explained Watkins.

"We went out and tried to talk to those in community to get them to come forward.  In this case right here we have the physical evidence to assist us with a conviction but we're lacking one piece of information, that is an eye witness," said Peterson.

Investigators found the murder weapon and even arrested some men they believe were robbing others in the neighborhood. However, they need a solid tip or witness to connect them to Greenwood's murder.

"I just want somebody to just come forward with any information they may have," said Steely Greenwood.

MPD believes the men responsible are from the north side neighborhood.

They remind the community you can remain anonymous.

If you have any information contact MPD's homicide unit at 414-935-7360.