SPOKANE, Wash. -- A Spokane man who had to be pepper-sprayed out of a home during a standoff was back in court to be re-sentenced Friday.
Police said Anthony Singh was the gunman in a shooting near Sprague and Stevens back in July of 2008. The SWAT team swarmed a house shortly after the incident while they were looking for Singh off South Hatch. After three hours, police said they shot pepper spray inside.
Singh finally surrendered and was charged with assault. Singh’s brother Jamal said Anthony is innocent. Jamal said he confessed to being the gunman in the shooting. Court records show that he served 24 days for the crime and Anthony will be behind bars for 14 years.
“I actually brought a firearm down, did a bunch of stuff I shouldn’t have done. For me doing that, and not having a criminal record, I’m doing less time than my brother did. I plead guilty to all this already. I don’t understand why they’re trying to give him more time for something I did,” said Jamal.
Anthony was called into court Friday to clarify his sentence for the Department of Corrections.
Court documents said authorities have witnesses who allege Anthony hid a gun under his shirt. Records also indicate Anthony was involved with a gang but Jamal said there is no proof of that.