A 23-year-old Cleveland man is trying to clear his name after friends and neighbors watched him being taken into custody as a person of interested in a double homicide.
Thursday afternoon, Cleveland police discovered a silver BMW reported as stolen from the car dealership of Trina and Michael Kuznik. The couple was found fatally shot Friday at the dealership by their 19-year-old son.
The car was discovered near Paul Hubbard’s house on W. 48th Street.
“I get a little startled as I see an officer and he's like ‘why are you acting so scared why are you acting suspicious?’” Hubbard said.
Hubbard said that he was handcuffed and told he was a "person of interest" in the double homicide. He was swabbed for DNA and consented to a search of his home.
“I know I don't have anything to do with it but they making me feel like I have something to do about it because of the way they're treating me,” said Hubbard, who feels like he was profiled.
Hubbard said he had noticed a BMW with dealer plates parked outside his house for several days but had no idea how it got there.
He had an outstanding warrant for a traffic violation in February. Hubbard said he was held overnight and his cell phone was confiscated.
He was released Friday afternoon with a notice to appear in court for his traffic violations.
He said Cleveland police still have his phone.
“I’m not a murderer,” he said. “I was still treated like I did the crime and I didn’t do that crime.”
Cleveland police said Hubbard has been cleared of any connection to the double homicide.
Investigators said the BMW was definitely stolen from the car lot and it is currently being processed for evidence.