Geremy Hoover, a relative of incarcerated Gangster Disciples founder Larry Hoover, was the victim of an armed robbery that occurred in the South Shore neighborhood in Chicago.
He was shot twice in the face during the Sept. 23 afternoon incident after an unknown assailant asked the 24-year-old father of three to borrow his cellular device. Hoover succumbed to his injuries the following Wednesday.
Geremy’s mother Dinah Hoover told DNAinfo.com Larry Hoover, who is her first cousin, is upset about her son’s murder.
“Larry has red blood running through his veins like you and I do. Geremy is Larry’s blood relation, that’s an outright slap in the face, especially to Larry, who he was,” she said. “And if he wanted to something negative to happen he has the power to do it. That’s not what we want to see happen.”
Dinah said her son was not gang-affiliated despite his last name and was employed through her transportation company.
She hopes anyone with information leading to the arrest of her son’s killer would come forward. She doesn’t want anyone take the law into his or her own hands and perform street justice.
“Please, if you find who did this or the responsible party, I don’t want anyone to kill him,” she told DNAinfo. “For the sake of my son, I don’t want another mother to go through this. … to have to bury a child.”
“…I don’t want this blowing into something bigger. I would just love for [the shooter] to go to court, get convicted, go to jail and live there until he dies. That’s my desire.”
Hoover’s close friends, including rapper Swagg Dinero, took to social media to honor him:
Larry Hoover, 62, is said to have formed the notorious Gangster Disciples street gang in Chicago in the late 1960s.
The GDs, which formed on the South Side of Chicago, can now be found active nationwide in many major metropolitan cities.
Hoover engaged petty crime as an adolescent, but soon dabbled in major illegal activities, as he got older during the growth of his criminal empire.
Hoover’s ways soon caught up to him after he was sentenced to 150 to 200 years in prison for the murder of drug dealer Williams Young, according to biography.com.
While in prison, Hoover changed the name of his street gang to “Growth and Development.”
Despite professing change for the urban community, Hoover was linked to running an elaborate criminal empire behind bars. He was later indicted and sentenced to serve six life sentences at the United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility.
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