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By Beatrice Dupuy
Star Tribune 

Red Lake man charged in shooting death of juvenile in fight over PlayStation

20-year-old is accused of fatally shooting a juvenile male on June 25


A man from Red Lake, Minn., has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a boy in a fight over a stolen PlayStation, authorities said Friday.

Joshua Francis Hill, 20, was charged in the June 25 death, which occurred on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. He made his first court appearance on Tuesday in Bemidji.

Officers responded to a call at a residence on the reservation, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. There they found the body of a boy with a gunshot wound.

Hill had been fighting with the victim over a stolen PlayStation 3, according to authorities.

After Hill shot and killed the victim with a rifle, he asked two people to get rid of the rifle, but police were able to find it, authorities said.

Red Lake tribal police and the FBI Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force took part in the investigation.


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