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3 face attempted murder charges in Dilworth home invasion shooting

MOORHEAD, Minn. -- An alleged gang member and two other men face attempted murder charges in connection with a home invasion on Halloween that left a Dilworth, Minn., apartment peppered with bullet holes but injured no one.

MOORHEAD, Minn. -- An alleged gang member and two other men face attempted murder charges in connection with a home invasion on Halloween that left a Dilworth, Minn., apartment peppered with bullet holes but injured no one.

The shooting followed a fight at a downtown Fargo bar, court documents state.

Fargo residents Lloyd Dale Johnson and Lenard Dewayne Wells were each charged Wednesday in Clay County District Court with six counts of attempted murder. Clay County Sheriff Bill Berguist said charges are forthcoming against Johnson's brother, Mardale.

On Oct. 31, a group of people showed up at 202 5th St. NW in Dilworth and tried to force their way through the door before shooting into the home, court documents state.

Though the shooters were wearing masks, people inside the apartment recognized them from their clothes and identified two of them as Lloyd Johnson and Wells.

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One person in the apartment fought with Wells earlier at Fargo bar Fort Noks, court documents state.

The person told police he used to associate with Mardale and Lloyd Johnson, but stopped when the Johnsons "started to get involved in gang activity," court documents state.

The person also said he believed Lloyd Johnson was jealous of his relationship with a woman who has two children with Johnson.

No one in the apartment was hit by any bullets, but someone told police "he was lucky to be alive because a bullet 'buzzed' his head."

Lloyd Johnson, 24, was taken into custody early Wednesday morning, Bergquist said.

The sheriff said gang specialists with the Metro Street Crimes Unit have identified Lloyd Johnson as a member of the the Fast Money Boyz, which police have said is a local gang.

Members of the Fast Money Boyz have denied being gang members and say they are instead members of a rap group.

"They're the ones that say they make records," Bergquist said. "But when they asked them how many records they made, they couldn't tell them."

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Mardale Johnson, 23, is being held on unrelated charges in the Cass County Jail, and Wells, 36, is already in prison in Lino Lakes, Minn.

Attempted murder carries a maximum sentence of 20 years.

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