APPLE VALLEY, Ca. – An Apple Valley man is deceased after killing his step-mother and attempting to kill his father on Sunday evening.
At around 5:00 p.m. on February 7, 2021, Jeremy Koger, 33, was at the home on the 16200 block of Pauhaska Street, which belonged to his father, Jerry Koger, 58, and his stepmother, Lorain Corral-Koger, 55. For unknown reasons, Jeremy attacked both his father and stepmother with a knife. The couple ran outside to seek help from their neighbors as Jeremy left the home. The neighbors called 911 and provided aid to the injured couple. As they assisted them, Jeremy returned to the home and again, began attacking Lorain with a knife.
One of the neighbors ran into his home and grabbed a gun. He yelled to Jeremy to stop but he continued stabbing Lorain. The neighbor shot Jeremy in order to stop the attack.
A neighbor ran into his home, armed himself with a gun and yelled to Jeremy to stop, but he continued stabbing Lorain. At that time the neighbor shot Jeremy and stopped the attack. Apple Valley station deputies responded to the home and found Lorain and Jeremy deceased. Jerry was suffering from knife wounds and was airlifted to the hospital for treatment. Jerry remains hospitalized at this time.
Jeremy Koger has a history of violent crimes. In May 2009 he was arrested, along with his brother Zachary Koger for attempted murder for a stabbing at an Apple Valley party. The stabbing occurred after Jeremy and Zachary produced knives during an argument and began stabbing the victim several times. The victim was airlifted to the hospital and was released following treatment. In addition to the charges, Jeremy also faced sentencing enhancements for his gang involvement. Jeremy accepted a plea deal for the May 2009 stabbing and was sentenced to 12 years in prison with 420 days credited for time served and conduct credit.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information, or anyone who witnessed the incident, is asked to contact Detective Simon DeMuri, Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail at (909)387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at 800-78CRIME or www.wetip.com.
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