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Teen's Funeral Service Cancelled due to Violence

Funeral services for 17-year-old victim of a Metro Transit shooting were canceled because of violence between friends of the victim and the alleged shooter.

Police broke up altercations between friends of the deceased, Earl Freedman, and Jerome Cross who was charged Wednesday with second degree murder.

Families of both the victim and the accused say they have been threatened as a result of the shooting.

Freedman's family canceled a church service at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church after the fight broke out. The funeral visitation service was then moved a funeral home on University Ave. They plan on holding other services and a burial for Freedman in Chicago.

The Ramsey County Attorney's office plans on seeking to try Cross, 17, as an adult. Cross remains jailed at the Ramsey County Juvenile Detention Center.

Read more about this story at the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press.