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Joshua Hockett Charged with Criminal Homicide for Shooting Death of 15-Year-Old Boy



East Precinct detectives early today charged Joshua Hockett, 19, with criminal homicide for Wednesday evening’s shooting that claimed the life of 15-year-old Jeremiah Shelton who was found critically wounded inside an apartment at the Berkshire Apartments, 1500 Porter Road.

Officers responded to the apartment complex at 5 p.m. Shelton was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died.

During an interview, Hockett admitted to shooting Shelton while the two were “play fighting”. Two handguns were recovered from the scene.

Hockett is being held in lieu of $150,000 bond.


Joshua Hockett, 19