ST. PAUL-A Red Lake, Minn., man was charged Thursday, May 3, with one count of second-degree murder in the April 28 shooting death of a man on the reservation.
Police are still looking for other people involved in the killing, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Michael Wayne Whitefeather, 18, was arrested in Bemidji on Wednesday, May 2, four days after investigators responded to a 911 call and found the victim's body on a trail near the intersection of state Highway 1 and Pike Creek in Red Lake.
The man had been shot in the head, and law enforcement found three spent, yellow shotgun shells; two near the man's body and another in a nearby field. Multiple witnesses also told police that they had heard multiple gunshots in the early morning hours of April 28. No other information was released about the victim.
After he was arrested in Bemidji, Whitefeather admitted to owning a pump-action shotgun and shooting the victim in the head, the release said. He is being held in the Beltrami County Jail.
The Red Lake Department of Public Safety, the FBI, the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force, the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office investigated the case.
Anyone with information about the killing should contact the FBI at (763) 569-8000.