Jeremiah "Only God Can Judge Me" Hooker Busted for Homicide

A Facebook photo of Jeremiah Hooker. Additional images below.
A Facebook photo of Jeremiah Hooker. Additional images below.
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Jeremiah Hooker's Facebook page is larded with items about faith.

Indeed, the most recent post, from April 12, features a photo of an elaborate tattoo built around the phrase "Only God Can Judge Me."

Now, however, he's likely to be judged by a much more earthly construct: Colorado's criminal-justice system.

That's because he's under arrest on suspicion of homicide.

In addition to portraits like the one above and this shot....

Jeremiah Hooker.
Jeremiah Hooker.
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Hooker's Facebook gallery includes graphics highlighting biblical verses....

Jeremiah "Only God Can Judge Me" Hooker Busted for Homicide
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...and more direct Christian messages:

Jeremiah "Only God Can Judge Me" Hooker Busted for Homicide
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There are also pics of similarly themed tattoos.

Here's one....

Jeremiah "Only God Can Judge Me" Hooker Busted for Homicide
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...and here's the aforementioned "Only God Can Judge Me" image:

Jeremiah "Only God Can Judge Me" Hooker Busted for Homicide
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These words of praise stand in stark contrast to the events of April 30.

At approximately 10:12 p.m. that day, according to the Thornton Police Department, officers were dispatched to the emergency room of the North Suburban Medical Center.

The reason: the victim of a gunshot wound who'd just been pronounced dead.

The individual in question has not been identified at this writing. However, the TPD maintains that the shooting took place at a residence on the 9400 block of Lilly Court, an area captured in the following interactive graphic; if you have problems seeing the image, click "View on Google Maps."

Investigators believe that a "verbal and physical disturbance with a known acquaintance" led to the shooting.

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At that point, the victim was placed in a car and driven to the hospital by (that phrase again) "known acquaintances," after which the suspected shooter fled the area.

Shortly thereafter, the TPD put out an alert for Hooker — and warned the public that he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Then, yesterday afternoon, came this tweet from the Thornton police:

9News reports that Hooker turned himself in.

Thus far, no charges have been formally pressed in the case.

As such, we don't yet know how Hooker will be judged by either man or God.



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