MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 52-year-old Minneapolis man has been charged with allegedly shooting and killing a 23-year-old man in front of four children, the Hennepin County Attorey’s Office announced Tuesday.
Eddie Niles Hubbard faces second-degree murder for the death of 23-year-old Jeremiah Curtis. He has also been charged with four counts of second-degree assault for pointing the gun at Curtis’ girlfriend and three of the children.
According to the criminal complaint, Curtis and his girlfriend were living off and on at Hubbard’s home with her four children, two of whom were Curtis’. On Friday, Hubbard sent a text message to Curtis’ girlfriend, asking them to move out.
While they were packing their belongings, Hubbard shouted up the stairs for Curtis to accompany him to the drugstore, but Curtis said they were too busy packing. That’s when Hubbard came to the upstairs bedroom and shot Curtis in the stomach before fleeing, the complaint said.
Hubbard made his first appearance in court Tuesday and his bail was set at $500,000.