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St. Cloud man charged with three felonies in Nov. 5 shooting in Willmar

Jaedon Craig Stewart Marshall, 22, of St. Cloud, is charged with three felonies stemming from a southeast Willmar shooting reported Nov. 5. He was released from custody Nov. 9 after posting bond and his next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 10, 2023. A 15-year-old juvenile male was also arrested in the shooting.

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WILLMAR — A 22-year-old St. Cloud man wounded in a shooting earlier this month in southeast Willmar is charged with three felonies himself for firing a weapon during what apparently was an altercation over a cell phone.

Jaedon Craig Stewart Marshall appeared Nov. 8 in Kandiyohi County District Court on charges of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, second-degree riot armed with a dangerous weapon and intentional discharge of a firearm endangering safety.

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Jaedon Craig Stewart Marshall
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Willmar police officers were called to a report of shots fired late on Nov. 5, according to a Willmar Police Department news release at the time. Marshall was one of two suspects identified, and the other was a 15-year-old juvenile from Willmar.

The teen was detained and transported to Prairie Lakes Youth Programs. No other information about potential charges against him is available as juvenile court records are not public data unless the defendant is at least 16 and charged with a felony.

Marshall was released Nov. 9 after he posted a non-cash bond of $5,000. His next scheduled appearance is an omnibus hearing Jan. 10, 2023.

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According to the criminal complaint, Willmar police were dispatched to an area of Third Street Southeast. They were dispatched late on Nov. 5, but the charging document lists the offense date as Nov. 6.

Multiple witnesses were interviewed, according to the complaint.

There were several people downstairs in the Willmar home when Marshall knocked on the window.

According to the complaint, words were exchanged through the window before some of the people in the house then went outside, where an altercation ensued.

The 15-year-old juvenile male who was later detained was among those at the house, and he allegedly grabbed a gun from the house and chambered a round before going outside, according to witness accounts detailed in the complaint.

Another witness describing the fight said the 15-year-old pulled out the gun, and Marshall also pulled out a gun in response. Both began firing at each other.

Marshall was wounded in the left side of his face and neck, according to the complaint.

A juvenile female who had arrived at the home with Marshall to retrieve her cell phone told detectives that after the shooting began, three males were able to get Marshall on the ground. She said the juvenile with the gun crouched down and held the gun to Marshall's left side toward the back of his head, according to the complaint.

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Marshall was able to get back up and ran back to the vehicle. He allegedly grabbed a shotgun from the vehicle and shot in the direction of the residence twice, according to the complaint.

Marshall, the juvenile female and two others traveling with them got in the vehicle and drove away.

They were later stopped by a Meeker County sheriff's deputy, who identified Marshall and found that he had already been treated at St. Cloud Hospital for a gunshot wound.

An officer responding to the scene in Willmar detained the 15-year-old juvenile after he fell while fleeing, according to the complaint.

Dale Morin is a reporter with the West Central Tribune. He covers public safety and breaking news beats.

Dale can be reached at dmorin@wctrib.com or by phone 320-214-4368.
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