Medical examiner's office rules dog walker's death a homicide

- Authorities have identified the man who died after he was punched during a dispute with another dog walker at a South Philadelphia park. 

Police say 38-year-old Drew Justice and his fiancée were walking their dog at Gold Star Park around 9 p.m. Saturday when Justice asked another man not to let his unleashed dog run free.

According to police, other man became angry and punched Justice in the face, causing him to fall backward and hit his head on the ground.

Justice was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.  The Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office ruled the death a homicide.  According to the medical examiner, Justice died from blunt impact trauma to the head. 

MORE: Dispute between dog walkers in South Philadelphia park ends with punch, fatal injury

Police spokesperson Jeff Chrusch says authorities are interviewing a person of interest in connection with the assault.

No charges have been filed.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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