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Northern Minnesota man gets 9 years for attempted murder

MINNEAPOLIS — A 19-year-old Red Lake man was sentenced to nine years in prison Wednesday, April 11, for attempted murder.

According to a release from U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald, Dominic Edward Desjarlait pleaded guilty in December to the charge of assault with intent to commit murder. The assault happened Aug. 29, 2018.

In addition to the prison sentence, Desjarlait will pay more than $700 in restitution. He will be eligible for three years of supervised release, the release said.

The assault happened when Desjarlait, according to the release, began an argument with the victim as well as six other minor males at a Red Lake Nation grocery store. From there, the victim and the rest of the group left for a private residence. Desjarlait followed the group in an SUV.

Once he arrived at the residence, Desjarlait got out of his vehicle with a firearm, shouted at the victim and fired multiple rounds at the group. The release said Desjarlait “fired a shotgun at the victim,” inflicting wounds to the face and upper body.

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