Minneapolis man charged with manslaughter in fatal shooting of brother

A Minneapolis man has been charged with manslaughter in the shooting that killed his brother last week.

Fong Vang, 40, is charged with one count of second-degree manslaughter in the death of 38-year-old Dan Vang.

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Minneapolis police were called to the area of North James and West Broadway avenues just before midnight on April 28 on a report of a man screaming for help, saying he’d shot his brother.

According to a criminal complaint, officers detained Fong Vang and then noted that Dan Vang had been shot in the neck and hand. Lifesaving measures were attempted but Dang Vang was pronounced dead at the scene.

The complaint states Fong Vang had recently lost his place and was temporarily staying with his siblings and mother, sleeping on the living room floor. Despite knowing that Dan Vang would be coming home at around 11:30 p.m. that night, when he heard the loud door noise, Fong Vang fired his gun three times.

Fong Vang told police he didn’t know what caused him to fire the gun, but a sibling sleeping upstairs told police there was a noticeable pause between the shots.

Fong Vang’s first court appearance is set for Tuesday afternoon. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.