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.