An article claiming that Jeremy Meeks was killed by his wife has turned out to be hoax.
The story was posted on Huzlers, a website well known for publishing fake stories with sensational headlines.
The bogus report, that spelled Meeks' name incorrectly, read: "According to jail records, Jeremy Meek was released from jail just before midnight on Tuesday night. About an hour later, just before 1 a.m. on Wednesday morning, Stockton Police found him laying in the road in the area of Dayton and West in Central Stockton. He was taken to Community Regional Medical Center where he died from his wounds shortly after arriving."
The article claimed: "Meek and his wife Lashanda Meek had longstanding personal issues. They said the fight ended with Meek laying in the road with two wounds — one, they said, looked like a knife wound, the other may be a gunshot wound. Witnesses also reported a loud pop."
"Police caught Lashanda Meek on the run about a mile away from the murder scene at an apartment complex. Officers served a search warrant there looking for evidence and they also towed a minivan, which they believe was the getaway vehicle. Stocktown Police Chief Tom Morris said investigators seized a gun at the home where Jeremys wife Lashanda Meek was arrested," the fake report went on.
However, the story is false and Meeks is currently being held in the San Joaquin County Jail after being arrested on charges of illegal gun possession and gang crime.
Meeks became an overnight internet sensation after his mugshot, posted online by the Stockton Police Department, went viral.