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Guilty plea in Red Lake Reservation drive-bys

A 20-year-old man pleaded guilty on Thursday for his role in drive-by shootings on the Red Lake Ojibwe Reservation in Minnesota.

Charles Hegstrom Jr. pleaded guilty to discharging a firearm during a violent crime, assault with the intent to commit murder and intimidating a federal officer. He faces 10 years for the firearm crime and up to 20 years each on the four intent to commit murder charges.

Hegstrom and an unidentified teen, who was 14 at the time of the shootings, targeted homes of law enforcement on the reservation. Hegstrom claims the teen instigated the matter. The teen, now 15, is accused of being the actual shooter.

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Suspect, 20, pleads guilty to reservation shootings (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 5/14)

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