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Additional federal charges filed in Nov. 3 Redby fatal shooting

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Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

Ralph S. Boelter, Special Agent in Charge of the Minneapolis FBI office, announced Friday that additional charges have been brought in connection with the Nov. 3 Redby shooting incident.

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On Wednesday, Nov. 17, a federal complaint was filed in U.S. District Court charging Donald Leigh Clark Jr. and Cruze Anthony White with one count each of second-degree murder, and two counts each of assault with intent to commit murder. Clark was previously charged by federal complaint with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Both Clark and White are fugitives at this time as warrants for their arrests have been issued. They should be considered armed and dangerous and the public should exercise extreme caution around these men if they are observed. Anyone with information about where these men may be located is asked to contact the FBI at 612-376-3200.

Clark is described as an American Indian male, 22 years old, about 5-feet-10-inches tall and weighing about 225 pounds. He has brown eyes, short black hair and a thin mustache. White is described as an American Indian male, 22 years old, between 5-feet-7-inches and 5-feet-9-inches tall, weighing about 170 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He has four tattoos on the back of his left hand. They are the words "Kyra," "Kalicia," a bear paw and a small star symbol. He also may have a tear drop tattoo in the corner of one eye.

In that shooting, Julian Keith DeMarrias, 22, of Redby, was fatally wounded. He died later that day at Indian Health Services Hospital. His funeral was held Monday.

His brothers, Jerrick Jon DeMarrias and Orland James Spears, both 19, were wounded and transported to Sanford Health in Fargo, N.D., and North Country Regional Hospital, respectively, for treatment of gunshot wounds suffered in the shootout.

Clark was last seen leaving the area of the shooting in a black 1998 GMC Yukon, Red Lake license plate 19287.

Before dying of his injuries, Julian DeMarrias told Red Lake police officers who responded to the shooting that he had been shot by Clark. FBI agents subsequently interviewed Jerrick DeMarrias and Orland Spears.

Jerrick DeMarrias told the FBI that he was riding in a vehicle with Julian DeMarrias and Spears, and they had a .22 caliber rifle, a .303 British caliber rifle and a 410 shotgun in their vehicle because he planned to go hunting later that day. He said the vehicle he was riding in was passed by a black Yukon SUV occupied by Clark and Cruze White. The black SUV followed DeMarrias' vehicle, and at stop sign, Clark and White got out of their vehicle while Jerrick and Julian DeMarrias got out of their vehicle. Spears stayed inside that vehicle. Jerrick DeMarrias said that Clark began shooting an "AR-15" rifle, and that DeMarrias was shot six times. Clark also shot Julian DeMarrias, whom Jerrick DeMarrias saw lying on the ground.

Spears told the FBI that he was in a parked vehicle with Julian and Jerrick DeMarrias outside the Other Store in Redby when they observed Clark, also known as Don Juan, and White in a vehicle. Clark got out of the vehicle he was driving and began shooting with an "AK" assault rifle. Spears did not see White get out of the other vehicle. Spears heard gunshots and heard his friends screaming. Spears got back into his vehicle and was shot three times in his back while seated in the vehicle.

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