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Police seek suspect in Hibbing homicide

Police are seeking a suspect after a shooting on Christmas night in Hibbing left one man dead and another injured, authorities report. Police have identified Jerome Diante Spann, 29, as a suspect in the case. Spann allegedly fled the scene with a...

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Jerome Diante Spann
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Police are seeking a suspect after a shooting on Christmas night in Hibbing left one man dead and another injured, authorities report.

Police have identified Jerome Diante Spann, 29, as a suspect in the case. Spann allegedly fled the scene with an unidentified man, authorities said, adding that Spann may have traveled to St. Paul, where he has relatives.

After responding to a call just after 7:30 p.m. on the 2400 block of Third Avenue East, Hibbing police found two men who had suffered gunshot wounds, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. One man was taken to Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing, where he was pronounced dead. The man’s identity is being withheld pending an autopsy.

The second victim’s injuries were not life-threatening; he was treated at Fairview Range Medical Center and released.

Spann is 6 feet, 1 inch tall and weighs about 210 pounds. He is considered armed and should not be approached, the BCA reported. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call police at 911 or (218) 263-3601.

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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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