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Soldier shot in Hinesville apartment laid to rest

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Kyle Perry (Source: Liberty Co. Sheriff's Office) Kyle Perry (Source: Liberty Co. Sheriff's Office)
HINESVILLE, GA (WTOC) -

The Army specialist shot and killed inside his Hinesville apartment has been laid to rest.

On Wednesday, friends and family of Jeremias Ortiz gathered in Clifton, New Jersey for a funeral. The 26-year-old Iraq War veteran was buried with full military honors.

Police say Ortiz was shot twice after Kyle Perry, 21, entered his home and the two exchanged fire.

Perry is in jail and has been charged with murder, aggravated assault and burglary.

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