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Fischer Sentenced For Murder Charge

Doratello “DJ” Juan Fischer of Wolf Point, 37, who admitted to fatally shooting a man on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, was sentenced in federal court in Great Falls on Tuesday, June 21.

Fischer admitted to fatally shooting a man on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. Fischer was accused of killing Cody Weeks-Combs in Wolf Point on Nov. 27, 2020.

According to court documents, Fischer shot the victim in the back on Nov. 27, 2020, with a .22-caliber rifle, killing him. Fischer had been driving around Wolf Point drinking alcohol with his girlfriend and another person that evening.

The government alleged in court documents that on Nov. 25, 2020, 911 received a call of a man, later identified as the victim, outside of a bar in Wolf Point, on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, waiving around a gun. Law enforcement determined that he shot one round into the ground and then pointed the gun at Fischer. No injuries were reported.

On Nov. 27, 2020, a caller to 911 advised that shots had been fired in an area of 5th Avenue South and Helena Street in Wolf Point. A few minutes later, another call to 911 advised that the victim had been shot and was lying on the floor of a residence. Emergency responders and law enforcement transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy determined the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the victim’s back.

The government further alleged that immediately before the Nov. 27, 2020 shooting, the victim was seen outside of a residence on 5th Avenue South by at least one of the residents. Law enforcement learned that an individual was driving Fischer around Wolf Point and stopped the car in an alley. Fischer exited the vehicle and shot the victim in the back as Doe was running away. At least one of the residents saw, at the time of the shooting, a man firing a rifle at the victim, who was running down 5th Avenue South. Fischer later told the driver he had killed the man.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Fort Peck Tribes Criminal Investigation and Wolf Point Police Department.

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