Community Vigil for N. Minneapolis Deadly Shooting Victim

Created: 05/17/2013 2:10 PM By: Maricella Miranda

Jeremiah Cornel Curtis, 23, of Minneapolis
Jeremiah Cornel Curtis, 23, of Minneapolis
Photo: Photo contributed by the Curtis family.

A community vigil will be held Saturday for a 23-year-old Minneapolis man who was killed in front of four children in a North Minneapolis home.

According to police, Jeremiah Cornel Curtis was killed May 10 by Eddie Hubbard, 52, who has been charged with second-degree murder and four counts of second-degree assault.

According to the criminal complaint, Curtis and his girlfriend lived off-and-on at Hubbard’s home with her four children, two of whom Curtis fathered. Before the shooting, 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 a drugstore, the complaint said. Curtis said they were too busy packing. Hubbard then came to the upstairs bedroom and shot Curtis in the stomach.

Hubbard also reportedly pointed the gun at Curtis’ girlfriend and three of the children.

Curtis' family will be holding the community vigil at 5 p.m. Saturday at North 29th Avenue and Girard Avenue North. His parents, Benjamin Ross and Cornelia Curtis-Smith, stated that their son was a wonderful friend. He loved playing video games and fixing computers.

Curtis has three children, including two daughters and a son. He recently earned his general education diploma and was planning on attending college.

People loved Curtis and are going to miss him, his parents stated.