Huntingdon, PA — This fella here is Jeremiah Shoop. Aside from having one of the most Looney Tunes mugshots I’ve ever seen, Shoop was also involved in an incident which resulted in a shootout, sending one man to the hospital and three to jail. The shooting apparently involved the use of ‘bath salts,’ which if you didn’t know is actually this.
The incident reportedly occurred in the basement apartment where 23 year-old William Ledford Jr. lives. Ledford was there with two other men, 18 year-old Joshua Lemin and 24 year-old Dustin Scott. It was with the arrival of a fourth man, 31 year-old Jeremiah Shoop, that the sh!t hit the fan. It has been reported that the three were high on bath salts or that Shoop had come to steal their bath salts, or both. What the three men did next makes it very easy to believe they were on something.
Shoop, who had allegedly been making threatening phone calls to Ledford in the days prior, knocked on the door and called Ledford out. Shoop claims he walked away after he couldn’t get in. Ledford, though, passed guns to his friends, hit the lights and ran for cover. Between the three, police estimate over 50 rounds were fired from an AK-47, shotgun and a Taurus Judge, which is by far the coolest thing I’ve learned about today since it is capable of firing two distinctly different types of ammo.
At some point during the shooting, Lemin reportedly stood up. Scott, thinking the shadowy figure before him was Shoop, admitted he shot Lemin. Out of the 50 shots fired, Lemin was hit 4 times. Reports indicate his injuries are not life-threatening. The other two men in the apartment were arrested for felony assault charges and misdemeanor endangerment charges. Shoop was arrested for making terrorist threats.Tags: assault and battery, bath salts, Dustin Scott, endangerment, Jeremiah Shoop, Shooting, Threats, William Ledford Jr.