Charges: Fatal shooting at light rail station on Christmas Eve 2020 was over small amount of money
Prosecutors have now charged a man in connection to a Christmas Eve 2020 shooting at a Minneapolis light rail station.
The shooting happened at the station located at Lake Street and Hiawatha Avenue and killed 29-year-old Malcolm Jamal Williams.
Charging documents state that surveillance video showed a man enter the lobby of the station and Williams approached him. A confrontation ensued and the suspect apparently threatened to shoot Williams.
After Williams took the man’s hat off his head, the man pulled a gun out of his pocket and shot Williams at least twice.
Two witnesses at the scene later identified the man who shot Williams as Tenzin Yamgha. The 29-year-old is now charged with second-degree murder and faces up to 40 years in prison.
He’s already at the Faribault prison for a drug conviction.
One of the witnesses told investigators that he knew Yamgha as “Ten” and said the shooting was over a small amount of money, court documents state.
His initial court appearance hasn’t yet been set.