Second brother surrenders in Alton fight
The second of two brothers charged in connection with a shooting Sunday morning in Alton has surrendered to authorities.
Bryon D. Blake, 17, of Godfrey surrendered this morning at the Madison County Jail in Edwardsville, where his brother was already being held.
Also on today, Madison County prosecutors filed an additional charge against each of the brothers.
Documents filed Tuesday in Circuit Court accused Bryon Blake and Byron E. Blake, 21, of armed violence and aggravated battery with a firearm. New charges filed today accuse each of the men of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. Alton police sought the initial charges after viewing a video recording of a fistfight between two men that ended in gunfire that wounded another man. Ryan H. North, 19, of the 500 block of Porter Street in Alton, suffered a superficial back wound.
The fight and shooting were outside the home of North's sister, L'Tanya M. Smith, in the 1500 block of Mack Street. Smith recorded the fight with a digital camera
Tags: Blake Brothers, Fist Fight, Alton, Illinois, Gunfire
Location: Alton, Illinois, United States (load item map)
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