Hibbing’s Christmas Day shooting suspect indicted on premeditated murder charge

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HIBBING, MN– A Grand Jury has indicted a Hibbing man on first-degree murder after he allegedly shot and killed a man on Christmas Day 2018.

According to court records, Jerome Spann, 30, was originally charged with second-degree murder in the death of Jeryel Octavious McBeth, 34.

Spann was also charged with second-degree assault for injuring Jamien Quartez Stuckey, 25, in that same incident on the 2400 block of 3rd Ave. E. in Hibbing.

According to the Hibbing Daily Tribune, the Grand Jury met privately in a Hibbing courthouse last month, and after reviewing the case, chose to indict Spann on first-degree murder charges.

Court records show Spann allegedly shot McBeth three times; in the left area of his chest, the right shoulder and in the front forearm.

Authorities alleged that after the shooting, Spann drove to St. Paul where he has relatives. He was later arrested there.

If convicted, Spann could face life in prison without the possibility of parole. He’s currently being held at the St. Louis County Jail on a $500,000 bail.

He’s due back in court in October.

Briggs LeSavage

Briggs LeSavage

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