WI Homeowner Shoots Home Invader With Shotgun, May Have Been Targeted Due to Settlement Money

October 20 2013
by GSL Staff
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Source: jrn.com Archive: WebCite.org

stock_shotgunA homeowner in Wisconsin was forced to defend himself, his girlfriend and his home during an attempted home invasion robbery earlier this month.

Jeremiah VanRemmen apparently fired several shots from a shotgun at a would be home invader.

The suspect was hit by the gunfire and is being treated at an area hospital. He is described as being in serious condition.

Jeremiah’s sister told a local news station that her brother was recently awarded a large settlement related to a work related injury.

She believes knowledge of the settlement and the fact that her brother flashed his newly acquired money around was the reason for the home invasion.

According to TMJ4,

“I think he was just showing off his cash,” explains VanRemmen. “And people in Racine don’t care. They’ll do anything for a little bit of money.”

However, police haven’t stated if they have a motive for the crime and it is currently unknown if the suspect knew Jeremiah.

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