Shooting Victim's Brother Arrested for Firing Gun Outside Funeral Home

Jeremy Hoehn, whose brother survived the gang-related attack that killed Christopher Perry Jr., is accused of shooting the gun during Perry's visitation, Joliet police said.

The man who fired a gun outside the funeral home where murder victim Christopher Perry Jr.'s visitation was being held is the brother of the man shot with Perry, Joliet Police Cmdr. Rich Demick said.

Jeremy L. Hoehn, 21, of 416 Leach, Joliet, was arrested on a warrant Thursday and booked into the Will County jail on charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm, possession of a firearm as a gang member, possession of a firearm with an FOID card and felon in possession of a firearm.

The shooting occurred at about 4:25 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of the Minor-Morris Funeral Home at 112 Richards St.

Joliet police heard the gunfire and raced to the area, but while a weapon was recovered, no arrest was made at the time. However, one of the officers recognized Hoehn as the possible shooter and the police department issued a warrant for Hoehn's arrest, Demick said.

Initially, Hoehn denied his involvement but changed his story when informed he had been identified by a police officer, Demick said. He told investigators that someone had shot at him, and he was returning fire, Demick said.

Hoehn's brother, Joshua, 23, was with Perry when he was killed in a gang-related shooting Jan. 10 in the 200 block of Hunter Avenue. Joshua Hoehn was shot in the shoulder and leg, but his injuries were not life-threatening. No arrests have been made in the attack.

Jeremy Hoehn remains held in the county jail; no bond information was available.

According to jail records, which are incomplete, Hoehn has been arrested several times since 2010 on charges that include residential burglary, domestic battery, aggravated assault and knowingly damaging property.



GlockG22Shoots40s February 04, 2013 at 02:02 PM
Thank you for serving and yes tattoos are getting to be the norm... One's character cannot be judged by having tattoos... maybe by what those tattoos are or represent...
GlockG22Shoots40s February 04, 2013 at 02:03 PM
LOL @John
GlockG22Shoots40s February 04, 2013 at 02:04 PM
Don't have to know him, his record speaks volumes... step up to do what exactly?
GlockG22Shoots40s February 04, 2013 at 02:07 PM
I believe that is a typo by the columnist... it's obvious he doesn't qualify. And there is no charge for possessing a weapon WITH an FOID.
Hartz February 05, 2013 at 01:09 AM
I needed a good laugh glockG... Thank you!


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