Albert lea man pleads guilty to gunfire

Tyler Christensen Tyler Christensen

Fired a rifle into the air after a confrontation with his brother.

Posted: Jan 3, 2019 11:55 AM

ALBERT LEA, Minn. – A guilty plea is entered in a brotherly dispute.

Tyler Dain Christensen, 30 of Albert Lea, pleaded guilty Thursday to intentional discharge of a firearm that endangers safety. His sentencing is scheduled for March 15.

Christensen was arrested on August 29, 2018. Law enforcement says there was a fight where Christensen hit his brother in the back with a shovel, then fired a rifle into the air as his brother was leaving.

Police and sheriff’s deputies surrounded the building where Christensen was until he surrendered without incident.

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