Three arraigned for roles in 18-year-old Bemidji man’s murder

Three men were recently arraigned for their roles in a homicide early Saturday morning in Bemidji.

According to the criminal complaints, Bemidji Police Officers responded to an assault in progress near J.W. Smith Elementary School around 3:30 a.m. Saturday.

Officers found 18-year-old Andrew Fisher of Bemidji laying on the ground next to a car, bleeding profusely from multiple puncture wounds in his torso.

An 18-year-old witness and friend to the victim stated Fisher walked up to the residence looking for a person known as “K-Dog.”

The witness stated the group chased Fisher around the neighborhood after confronting him, surrounding the victim before assaulting him as a group.

The three men then reportedly fled into the residence on Minnesota Court.

A search warrant executed at the residence shortly after resulted in the arrests of the suspects.

After days of interviews, 25-year-old James Burnette III of Waubun, 22-year-old Robert Keezer Jr., of Mahnomen, and 20-year-old Daniel Keezer of Detroit Lakes were arraigned Tuesday on one count each of aiding and abetting second-degree murder.

Unconditional bail for each was set at $2 million.

Daniel Keezer, 20

James Burnette, 25

Robert Keezer, 22

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