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Suspect in Hibbing Christmas homicide in custody

Jerome Diante Spann

ST. PAUL — The suspect in a fatal shooting in Hibbing on Christmas was apprehended by police Friday night, Dec. 28.

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Jerome Spann, 29, was booked into the Ramsey County Adult Detention Center on suspicion of murder and other possible charges.

Spann was sought in the shooting incident that left one person dead and another injured in Hibbing on Tuesday, Dec. 25. Spann fled the scene and was believed to have been traveling to St. Paul, where he has relatives.

Police were called to the 2400 block of Third Avenue East just after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, where they found Jeryel Octavius McBeth, 34, of Hibbing, and Jamien Quartez Stukey, 25, of Hibbing suffering from gunshot wounds.

McBeth was pronounced dead at Fairview Range Medical Center on Tuesday. Stukey's injuries were not life-threatening; he was treated at Fairview Range Medical Center and released.

Spann has two prior convictions for carrying or possessing a pistol without a permit, one in 2013 and another in 2017, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

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