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Manny Pacquiao sparring partner Kevin Hoskins facing murder charges after shooting home invader

July 7, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Manny Pacquiao sparring partner Kevin Hoskins facing murder charges after shooting home invader

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Professional boxer and sparring partner for Manny Pacquiao, Kevin Hoskins is claiming self-defense after he was charged with murder in connection with the fatal shooting death of a man during an alleged home invasion at his Las Vegas apartment last month.

Police arrested the 26-year old aspiring boxer for first-degree murder and booked him into custody at the county jail last week where he remains on $500,000 bail.

Investigators said Hoskins was alone with his 10-year-old son on June 15th when a man attempted to force his way into the residence at The Rubix apartments, at 5300 E. Craig Road, located near Nellie Air Force Base.

According to CBS Las Vegas, Hoskins reportedly told investigators he didn’t know the man trying to enter the third-floor of his apartment when he fired off two rounds, killing the intruder, who’s identity has not been released, after an ensuing struggle.

However, Police later discovered the altercation did not occur in the doorway but rather in the hallway of the apartment according to Lt. Dan McGrath of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department.

As of Friday, Kevin Hoskins remained in the custody of the Clark County Detention Center, remanded on no bail.

Hoskins previously faced charges in North Las Vegas for assault with a deadly weapon after aiming a gun at a person.

However, court records show the charges were eventually dismissed after he completed counseling for impulse control.

Hoskins who trained at the Mayweather gym in 2013, had been a regular sparring partner for Pacquiao during training camps.

“Neighbors have described Kevin as a great neighbor, very helpful and a great father,” Elle Sechback for the YouTube boxing channel ESNEWS said in a video, supporting Hoskins.

“I’ve known Kevin for a lot of years, he’s not just going to kill somebody without good reason,” Sechback added.

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