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22 yr Old Waterford Township Father Murdered during Home Invasion (Updated)

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WATERFORD, MI – Jake Hershberger, 22-years-old, was murdered during a home invasion early Saturday morning in front of his girlfriend.Jake Hershberger

Police say that Jake was shot to death after trying to defend his girlfriend while one of the armed gunman was holding a weapon to her head during the robbery.

Hershberger died of a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Jake Hershberger died at the scene.

According to reports, the death took place at 5am Saturday morning at a residence in the 7000 block on Villa Drive, west of South Hospital Road, in Waterford Township.

It is believed that Hershberger knew at least one of the gunmen.  Police have in custody three suspects.  Those three will face a judge today, November 11th, 2014 for arraignment.

Investigators are looking to see if drugs may have played a motivating factor to this senseless murder.

All three suspects are in their 20’s and they are from Oakland County.  The Waterford police, Oakland County Sheriff, Michigan State Police and the FBI are all involved in the investigation.

Jacob Hershberger leaves behind a 3-year-old daughter, Olivia, who he adored.  A fund has been set up to help his daughter go to college:


Jacob Michael Hershberger was born in Pontiac, Michigan on January 7th, 1992 to Michael Todd Hershberger and Tonya Lynne Hershberger (nee: Braden) and died November 8th, 2014 in Waterford, Michigan while defending his girlfriend Brittany Ramirez and his home from armed intruders.

He is survived by his parents and his step-mother Rhonda Hershberger.  Also survived by his daughter Olivia Hershberger and two sisters Kendra Cach and Mikayla Hershberger.

Grandson of Dennis McMichael and Sharon McMichael, Diane Lloyd and the late Charles Hershberger.  Nephew of Heather, Shari, Sonya, Brian and Dawn.

Also survived by many cousins and friends, and the mother of his child Jill Carbary and her mother Judy Carbary.

Funeral from Lynch & Sons Funeral Home 340 N. Pontiac Tr., Walled Lake (3 Blks S. of Maple Rd.) Wednesday 7pm. Friends may visit Wednesday 2pm until time of service. Memorial contributions to the family for Olivia’s future.

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