Minneapolis man charged with second-degree murder, assault

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A Minneapolis man has been charged for fatally shooting his brother and assaulting another victim, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Wednesday.

Anthony Light, 42, faces one count of intentional second-degree murder, one count of second-degree assault, and one count of felon in possession of a gun. These charges stem from an altercation that occurred in front of a home in South Minneapolis.

Light is scheduled to make his first appearance April 28 at 1:30 p.m.

According to the criminal complaint, just before noon on April 23, Minneapolis Police went to a house on the 4100 block of Portland Avenue South in response to a shooting. There they found both victims in a vehicle blocks from where the shooting occurred. One of the victims, Light’s brother, was taken to the hospital, where he died from a gunshot wound on the left side of his back.

The second victim informed police of what happened, stating that Light’s brother called him to help load personal items into his car as he was preparing to move.

It was during this time that Light and his brother began arguing. Light would eventually smack the second victim, and Light’s brother shoved him to break-up the fight, the complaint says.

Light then went into the house, and returned with a gun. He started shooting at his brother who was standing outside the passenger’s side of the second victim’s car. Witnesses of the shooting told investigators that they heard about six shots before the two victims drove away, the complaint states. After the victims fled, Light went in and out of another vehicle in the yard.

When police arrived at the house, Light was still there and taken into custody. A search of the property revealed rifle magazines in Light’s bedroom, along with a rifle in the car Light got in and out of repeatedly, the complaint says. A witness informed police that they saw Light with a rifle after gunshots were heard.

Light has two prior felony convictions which prohibit him from having a gun.

View the criminal complaint for Anthony Light (PDF).