Man charged with murder in stabbing death at light rail station


A Minneapolis man faces second-degree murder charges in the stabbing death of another man at a light rail station on Saturday.

Hennepin County prosecutors filed the charge Wednesday against Anthony Bowker, 25, in connection with the death of 58-year-old Gerald Davis, the Star Tribune reports.

The incident occurred about 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Street station along the Blue Line light rail route.

According to the criminal complaint, Metro Transit video cameras show that Davis got into a brief argument with two or three other men on the sidewalk outside the train platform about 1:15 p.m. Davis then entered the upper-level platform area to wait for a train.

Bowker joined the group on the sidewalk and spoke with the other men, then ran into the light-rail station. The video shows Bowker went to the upper platform and appeared to be searching for someone. Some of his companions arrived and pointed out Davis.

According to the complaint, the video shows that Bowker moved toward Davis with a knife and Davis ran away, trying to escape. Bowker eventually caught him and stabbed him repeatedly in the shoulders and neck. Davis broke away and went down the stairway before collapsing to the floor.

According to the complaint, Bowker followed and kicked Davis in the head as he was lying on the ground.

Da­vis was found at the bottom of the stairs. He was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he died a short time later.

Bowk­er was arrested early Mon­day at a home­less shel­ter in down­town Minneapolis. Bowker has admitted that he stabbed Davis, according to the criminal complaint.

Bowker is in the Hennepin County Jail on $2 million bail, and is expected to make his first court appearance Thursday.

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