Police: Orlando man dies after domestic violence attack, woman charged



ORLANDO, Fla. - An Orlando man hospitalized after a domestic violence attack died Thursday evening, Orlando police said. The man's female roommate has been charged in the incident.

The incident happened at the Reserve at Rosemont apartments on Cinderlane Parkway early Thursday morning, according to police.

Later in the day, police arrested Shameca Brewster, 35, of Orlando, and charged her with attempted second-degree murder.

On Thursday evening police announced that Walter Tillman, 57, died from injuries suffered in the attack.

According to a police report, Brewster told investigators that she and Tillman had been drinking and began arguing after he urinated on the living room floor.

Investigators said Brewster told them that Tillman came toward her and she punched him in the face and knocked him to the floor where he remained, unconscious.

According to investigators, Tillman suffered injuries that don’t appear to match Brewster’s story.

Investigators said doctors found two tears in the victim’s chest and heart, likely from a knife or gunshot. He also had rib fractures and pieces of metal in his chest, authorities said.

Brewster's mother and sister were shaken after learning of the incident.

"All I know is his name is Wally,” said Brewster’s sister, Jocelyn. “I've never met him, I've never seen him. I haven't even spoken to him on the phone."

Brewster is being held in the Orange County Jail without bond on attempted murder charges. Police said those charges are likely to be upgraded.