Family of Jeremy Cook Thanks Police, Public

Jeremy Ryan Cook. (Photo courtesy of the London Police Service)

The family of murder victim Jeremy Cook posted a statement online after a suspect in the 18-year-old’s shooting death turned himself in to London police.

Calgary man Mohamed Sail, 24, surrendered on Friday evening. He was wanted on a second-degree murder warrant for the June 14 incident near Highbury Ave. and Huron St.. In the early morning hours, Jeremy and a relative confronted three men after using an app to track Jeremy’s lost cellphone to them. One of the men left the scene, but after an altercation, Jeremy was shot and the other two took off in a car that was later found abandoned. The first named suspect, Muhab Sultan, 23, of Calgary, drowned while attempting to flee Ottawa Police on June 24.

A GoFundMe┬ámemorial fund for Jeremy Cook’s family has nearly doubled its goal of $20,000. The family posted the following statement there:

” Once again, we would like to thank the many police departments for their dedication and hard work in quickly naming, locating and apprehending the suspects that were wanted in the death of Jeremy.

We are very lucky to have all of the love and support from friends, family as well as strangers during this devastating time in our lives.

There are so many adjectives that can be used to describe Jeremy. Intelligent, funny, responsible, thoughtful, ambitious and loving are just a few. He was a child that every parent dreams of having in their life.

Jeremy was destined for success and he was not afraid to commit to the hard work required in order to achieve it. We have no doubt that he would have helped so many along his journey.

Jeremy did not deserve to have his life taken as it was. He deserved all of the wonderful things that life had to offer. A bright light has gone out in our lives and heaven has gained an angel. We miss and love you Jer….

While we understand that this will be a long process, we are committed to finding JUSTICE FOR JEREMY.”