A girl and her husband have been shot and killed of their Redmond, Washington, dwelling by a web based stalker who authorities have been making an attempt to serve with a safety order, police stated.
Ramin Khodakaramrezaei, 38, additionally shot himself lifeless early Friday morning on the couple’s dwelling after breaking in by way of a bed room window, in keeping with the Redmond Police Division. The lady’s mom was inside the home through the shootings, however she was unhurt.
Earlier than the killings, the girl had sought a safety order towards the suspect earlier this month, but it surely had not been served as a result of authorities couldn’t find Khodakaramrezaei, who’s from Texas and labored as a truck driver, Redmond Police Chief Darrell Lowe stated throughout a information convention Friday.
“This is absolutely the worst final result for a stalking case,” Lowe stated.
The stalking sufferer and her husband, whose names haven’t been launched, had been repeatedly contacted by Khodakaramrezaei after they met on-line by way of a chat app, in keeping with police studies she filed.
Khodakaramrezaei reportedly listened to the girl’s podcasts on the app and started speaking along with her, police stated in an announcement. The lady and suspect turned pals however she filed a no-contact order towards him when issues escalated, police stated.
“In one of many studies, she reported over 100 contacts in a single day,” Lowe stated. “There have been cases the place the person did present up on the (dwelling) beforehand bearing presents.”
When officers arrived on the scene Friday, they discovered the girl and her husband lifeless from gunshot accidents, police stated. In addition they discovered Khodakaramrezaei lifeless inside the house.
Lowe identified though a protecting order was obtained on this case, stalking victims ought to be vigilant and work carefully with native authorities in reporting all violations to assist stop hurt, noting that such orders shouldn’t be perceived as an computerized defend from suspects.
“I don’t need to create a false sense of safety simply because a restraining order or a protecting order is obtained,” Lowe stated. “A restraining order is just a bit of paper that enables officers to take enforcement actions ought to a suspect violate the court docket order, however a bit of paper doesn’t defend an individual when somebody is intent on inflicting them hurt.”
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