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$1 million bail set for suspected gunman in drug-related Moorhead shooting

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MOORHEAD – Bail was set at $1 million Wednesday for a man who spent more than two weeks on the run after police charged him as the suspected gunman in a drug-deal shooting that sent one man to the hospital.

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Samuel Bullock Jr., 25, made his first appearance in Clay County District Court on charges including attempted murder, attempted aggravated robbery and conspiracy to commit fifth-degree drug sales, all felonies.

Bullock is accused of shooting former Minnesota State University Moorhead football player Anthony Sands on March 6 after witnesses say he threatened to steal 2.2 pounds of marijuana from Sands.

Bullock, who was arrested March 23 in Beloit, Wis., on Wednesday asked the court to appoint a public defender for him.

Michael Crittenden, 23, of Moorhead, and Tyshawn Darden, 19, of Fargo, were also charged in the case –with aiding and abetting attempted murder, robbery-related charges and conspiracy to sell drugs.

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