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Criticism, blog post by John Hoff
Just as JNS blog had information before any other media entity which identified the shooter accused in a recent Northside murder, so does this blog have the name of the victim before all other news media.
Jeremiah Curtis, pictured above, is the victim. Two tribute pages have appeared on Facebook, which are IN MEMORY OF JEREMIAH CURTIS and IN LOVING MEMORY OF JEREMIAH CURTIS.
According to a source close to the family, Curtis and his baby mother had lived for a while at the house of Eddie Hubbard, who is a gay man. My source asserts there was "some kind of weird jealousy thing" between Eddie, Jeremiah, and the baby mother. In short, Eddie Hubbard couldn't have Jeremiah Curtis and that made him mad. The baby mother and Curtis were in the process of moving out when there was an argument over "some stupid thing," maybe about taking a trip to the drug store...
Hubbard went and fetched a sawed off shotgun. One of the kids cried, "Are you going to kill my mommy? Are you going to kill Jeremiah?"
The answer was apparently in the affirmative, because Jeremiah ended up dead. After killing Jeremiah, Hubbard reportedly pointed the shotgun in the face of Jeremiah's baby mama and told her she better tell police it was an accident, or she'd be dead, too.
I'm told that Jeremiah Curtis had some rough spots in his background but was "just starting to turn his life around." Normally, this phrase causes me to say all kinds of sarcastic and caustic things but this is just so sad that I'm not in the mood for that kind of thing.
Watch for further info on The Adventures of Johnny Northside. I expect the criminal complaint will fall into my hands soon enough.