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Hibbing murder suspect makes initial appearance in court

HIBBING, MN – The man accused of shooting two people, one of them fatally, on Christmas Day made his first appearance in court Monday morning.

Jerome Spann, 29, is charged with murder in the second degree and assault in the second degree, both felonies.

According to the criminal complaint filed Monday, Spann allegedly shot Jeryel McBeth, 34, three times; in the left area of his chest, the right shoulder and in the front forearm.

Spann then allegedly fired four to five rounds, one of which narrowly avoiding hitting Usavious Stucky. Jamien Stucky, 25, was also struck, the complaint stated.

McBeth died as a result of the shooting at Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing. Jamien Stukey suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Spann was taken into custody by authorities in St. Paul Friday afternoon and booked into the Ramsey County jail on suspicious of murder. Authorities alleged that after the shooting, Spann drove to St. Paul where he has relatives.

Spann is being held on $500,000 bail at the St. Louis County Jail.

He’s due back in court on January 10.

Kevin Jacobsen

News Director

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