Man charged with murder in Brooklyn Park death; victim identified

A man has been charged with murder in connection to a death in Brooklyn Park on Saturday.

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office said 59-year-old Glenn Smith, of Brooklyn Park, is charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting 58-year-old Bobby Evans.

Suspect in custody after fatal shooting at home in Brooklyn Park

According to the Brooklyn Park Police, officers responded to a reported shooting at a home on the 3800 block of 83rd Avenue North at about 7:23 p.m. on Saturday. Officers called two adults out of the home and detained them. Evans was found dead inside the home.

Smith was then arrested.

Smith’s wife told officers that Smith and Evans were childhood friends and Evans had stopped by their home on Saturday afternoon. By evening, they’d been drinking for several hours and got into an argument, the attorney’s office said. That argument turned physical and Evans tackled Smith, at one point. Smith’s wife interceded and pushed Evans to the door of the house but Smith then emerged with a gun and shot Evans in the head, authorities said.

Smith is expected to make his first court appearance Wednesday.