Suspects in Hibbing Shot Fired Incident Formally Charged

HIBBING, Minn. – Two men arrested last week in connection to a shot fired incident in Hibbing have been formally charged.

One of the suspects, Nicholas Ray Champa, 22, has been charged with second-degree felony assault, felon in possession of a firearm, receiving stolen property, and intentionally pointing a gun at another.

The other suspect, Levi Jean Jacobson, 24, has been charged with felony aiding an offender, receiving stolen property, and 5th-degree possession of a controlled substance.

According to authorities, the incident happened on Thursday in the 2500 Block of 4th Avenue East around 10:53 a.m.

According to reports, officers were dispatched to the area on reports of a single gunshot.

When officers arrived on the scene they learned that a fight had broken out and a male involved in the fight fired a single gunshot towards the parties on the scene.

Authorities say no one was hit by the bullet.

Champa and Jacobson fled the scene in a silver passenger car shortly after firing the gunshot and were later arrested by a Minnesota State Patrol.

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