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Joe Hooper wasn’t injured when Freeze called 9-1-1 or throughout the nearly 10-minute call as Freeze waited for medics to arrive.
“Her husband was with her. He had the gun at the table and somehow or another, it’s gone off,” Freeze told the 9-1-1 dispatcher. “He’s crying and all upset.”
Pamelia Hooper was breathing at the time, Freeze said, but unresponsive.
Champaign County Sheriff Matt Melvin declined to release further details Tuesday, citing an ongoing investigation.
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The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office, which was set to perform Joe Hooper’s autopsy Tuesday, referred the News-Sun to the Champaign County Coroner for the autopsy’s results. But Champaign County Coroner Josh Richards said he hadn’t received the report yet.
Pamelia Hooper remained in Miami Valley Hospital on Tuesday afternoon but her condition couldn’t be released, hospital hospital officials said.