MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - Two men have been charged with attempted first-degree murder for a shooting at a north Minneapolis bus stop that injured an innocent bystander. The incident was the third in three days in which a bystander was the victim of gun violence on the north side.
Anthony Lamont Foote, 24, of St. Paul, and Anthony Revon Clay, 25, of Robbinsdale, Minn. have been charged with attempted murder in the first degree, assault in the second degree, and possessing a firearm. Clay has also been charged with fleeing a peace officer in a vehicle. Foote and Clay made their first court appearances Monday afternoon and bail was set at $1 million.
The bus stop victim was caught between the crossfire of two groups shooting at each other at the intersection of Fremont Avenue N. and Dowling Avenue N. The gunfire erupted just after 10 a.m. last Thursday, Aug. 11.
“Random shooting on our streets must stop,” said Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. “Our aggressive prosecution of this case will reflect how seriously we consider these wonton acts. Clay and Foote deserve to do real time for their actions.”
According to the criminal complaint, Minneapolis police were dispatched to a bus stop in the area on a report of shots fired and found the bystander lying on the street. The man had been shot in the face and was missing part of his nose.
Witnesses saw two men involved in the shooting run from the scene and flee in a car. They later identified the two men as Foote and Clay. When officers tried to stop the car, Foote fled on foot and Clay drove away. Both men were later taken into custody.