SOUTH BEND — A man accused of fatally shooting his brother told police the two began arguing after his brother asked to borrow his car, charging documents filed Friday say.
William Anderson, 54, is facing one count of voluntary manslaughter in the death of Wayne Anderson, his brother.
Prosecutors charged Anderson with the Class A felony after police arrested him Thursday after the shooting.
A woman who was at the home at 315 Chestnut Street with the two brothers told police the brothers began an argument which grew physical.
The woman said she ran away when she heard William Anderson say he was going to get a gun, charging documents say.
She heard several gunshots as she left, and she told police the only occupants of the home were the two brothers and their handicapped sister.
A friend of the brothers’ arrived at the home shortly after the shooting and told police he saw Wayne Anderson lying on the front porch.
Detectives with the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit obtained a search warrant for the home and interviewed witnesses before arresting William Anderson at about 3:45 a.m.
Police say the shooting happened Wednesday night, just before midnight, in the 300 block of Chestnut Street on the city’s west side. That is just north of Western Avenue.