Funeral today for Red Lake shooting victim

The family of Julian DeMarrias, the young man fatally wounded Wednesday in a shootout in Redby, Minn., gathered for his wake this weekend in the Redby Community Center.

The family of Julian DeMarrias, the young man fatally wounded Wednesday in a shootout in Redby, Minn., gathered for his wake this weekend in the Redby Community Center.

Sunday night, the Rev. George Ross, priest at St. Antipas Episcopal Church in Redby, was at the wake, said a family member.

DeMarrias' funeral will be at 1 p.m. today in St. Antipas with Ross officiating. Burial will be in his family's burial grounds in Redby, according to his obituary with Cease Funeral Home in Bemidji.

His wake started at 7 p.m. Saturday and was scheduled to continue until the funeral today.

DeMarrias, 22, died Wednesday in the Red Lake Indian Hospital, where he was taken wounded, with two of his brothers who also were wounded in the afternoon shootout on a Redby residential street.


Julian died in the Redby hospital.

His brother, Jerrick DeMarrias, 19, was taken from the Redby hospital Wednesday to Sanford Hospital in Fargo, where he remained Sunday. No information was being released about his condition, said a nursing supervisor.

The third victim in the shooting, Orland Spears, 19, was taken Wednesday to North Country Hospital in Bemidji, where he was initially listed in stable condition. Police said he was in critical condition. A nursing supervisor said he was discharged Sunday from the hospital.

Spears is a brother to Jerrick and Julian DeMarrias, according to people who know them, and Julian's obituary.

The shootout between the three brothers and Donald Lee Clark Jr. involved long guns used by all four, according to witnesses, and stemmed from a longstanding dispute between Clark and the three brothers involving Clark's girlfriend, Jerilee Head.

She first was identified by Red Lake tribal police as a person of interest in the case but after being interviewed, was cleared by police.

A relative of Head said she had run-ins with Jerrick DeMarrias and had sought a restraining order against him.

Clark had dropped Head off at someone's home before confronting the three brothers Wednesday on a Redby street in a meeting that ended in gunfire, eight to 10 shots or more, witnesses said.


Clark fled the scene in a black GMC Yukon SUV and hasn't been found yet, Red Lake police and Beltrami County Sheriff's Office said Sunday.

Another man, Cruz White, remains a person of interest in the case and also hasn't been located, law enforcement spokespeople said Sunday. Clark, and possibly White, are considered to be armed and dangerous, Red Lake police have said.

The FBI, which has jurisdiction over alleged felonies on Indian reservations, is leading the investigation.

At Julian's funeral today, one of his brothers, Jarrott DeMarrias Jr., will be a pallbearer, and a "special sister," Gina King, as well as Jerrick and Orland, are listed as honorary pallbearers.

Julian DeMarrias was born May 23, 1988, to Kim Schoenborn and Quintin Johns and raised in Redby by his mother and his step-father, Jarrott DeMarrias Sr., according to his obituary.

He attended school in Bemidji and at Red Lake high School. He worked in construction in Redby and in the surveillance department of Seven Clans Casino in Thief River Falls.

His survivors include his son, Jasen Schoenborn.

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