Two arrested on suspicion of murder following booze-fueled Bemidji-area melee [MUGSHOTS]

When officers responded to the scene of a brawl in Ten Lake Township at about 6:30 p.m. yesterday, about 13 miles east of Bemidji, they found "a large group of extremely intoxicated individuals who were bleeding and in various states of distress," according to a Beltrami County Sheriff's Office press release.

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One of the men found at the scene, 44-year-old Leslie Headbird, died after being taken to a nearby hospital. Two others sustained life-threatening injuries.

Authorities later arrested two people on suspicion of second-degree murder and assault. From WCCO:

Authorities say two suspects have been taken into custody, including a 19-year-old man was arrested in Cass Lake after he tried breaking into a residence and attempted to steal a car from a motorist on the street.

The sheriff's office identified the suspects as 19-year-old Damion John Gullickson Jr. and 29-year-old Dora Jean Keezer, both of Cass Lake, Minn.

The Star Tribune reports that "authorities have yet to reveal what prompted the fighting at the home on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation." The two suspects haven't yet been charged.

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