Family of Jeremy Cook issues statement
Brampton native Jeremy Cook, 18, was shot and killed after tracking down his cellphone in London, Ontario.
The family of 18-year-old Jeremy Cook has broken their silence through a statement on a GoFundMe page for the late teen.
“We would like to personally thank the London and Ottawa police departments for their dedication and diligence in investigating the death of our son Jeremy,” reads the statement.
Cook was shot and killed on June 14, after tracking his lost cellphone to a vehicle in the Huron Street and Highbury Avenue area. He had recently come to London from Brampton to study carpentry at Fanshawe College.
The GoFundMe page has raised $39,000 to date. In the statement the family says that they “are without words for the incredible generosity of our family, friends, as well as complete strangers who have heard Jeremy’s story.”
According to police there were three individuals in the vehicle on the night of the shooting. Police say that one person left the scene before shots were fired. On June 19 investigators issued a nationwide warrant for Muhab Sultan on a charge of second degree murder.
Six days later Sultan drowned in the Rideau River while running from Ottawa police following an incident involving two cops on bicycles.
London police are still working on identifying the other two suspects and have not ruled out the possibility that someone other than Sultan may have fired the shots.
Meanwhile the family of Cook says they want anyone with any information to contact London police or Crime Stoppers.
“Our family is putting our faith and complete trust in the many police departments involved and the job that they are doing in order to find the truth and we believe there will be justice for Jeremy.”