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Police Search For Man Charged In Fatal Shooting

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Donald Leigh Clark, of Redby, Minn. (credit: Minneapolis FBI)

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minneapolis FBI is searching for a 22-year-old man who faces charges in connection with the shooting death of Julian Keith Demarrias.

Authorities are looking for Donald Leigh Clark, Jr. of Redby, Minn., who has been charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, stemming from a shooting on Nov. 3 that killed Demarrias, 22, also of Redby, Minn.

Police say Orland James Spears and Jerrick Jon Demarrias, both 19, were also wounded in the shooting.

The FBI and Red Lake Police Department are asking for assistance in finding Clark, who is considered to be armed and dangerous.

He is described as a Native American man, about 5-foot-10 and 225 pound with brown eyes, short black hair and a thin mustache. He was last seen leaving the area of the shooting in a black 1988 GMC Yukon with a Red Lake license plate of 19287.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the FBI at 612-376-3200. Police say the public should exercise extreme caution if in contact with Clark.

In interviews with the victims, they told police Clark and another man began following them in their vehicle until they stopped at a stop sign. At that point, Clark and the other man, identified as Cruze White, got out of their Yukon SUV and Jerrick and Julian Demarrias got out of their vehicle. Spears remained inside.

Jerrick Demarrias told police Clark began shooting at them with an “AR-15″ rifle. He said he was shot six times and Julian Demarrias was also shot.

Spears told police he heard gunshots and his friends screaming. He said he was shot three times in his back while seated in the vehicle.

Clark was sentenced to probation on Jan. 25 for fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, which is a felony. Besides Clark’s charge of being in possession of a firearm, no other charges have been filed in connection with this case.

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