CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) - Funeral services have been held in New Jersey for an Iraq war veteran who police say was killed in a shootout with an intruder in Georgia.
Army Spc. Jeremias Ortiz was buried Wednesday with full military honors at East Ridgelawn Cemetery in Clifton. It was attended by about 100 mourners.
Police say the 26-year-old was shot twice as he exchanged gunfire with the intruder in the apartment he shared with his wife near Fort Stewart in Hinesville, Ga., on June 1.
Sources report 21-year-old Kyle Perry was wounded and is charged with murder, aggravated assault, burglary and other charges.