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New details about Police sergeant who killed wife and her friend
by Ralph Metcalf - The Oregon Herald Oregon Herald reporter
  Sunday February 21, 2010 - 10:50 AM
GRESHAM, Ore. – There are new details about the Clackamas County police sergeant who shot and killed his wife, her friend and himself at a downtown Gresham restaurant and lounge. A spokesman for the Clark County Sheriff's Office confirms that his agency asked Portland police to investigate Jeff Grahn in April 2009. The results of that investigation have not been released. We now know police investigated him for domestic abuse 10 months ago. Police have previously stated that law enforcement investigations into Grahn's personal life would provide "no smoking gun."

We're told those results will be released when the investigation of the Gresham shooting is complete. However, the spokesman tells us the domestic abuse investigation did not result in any criminal charges being filed or disciplinary action being taken against Sergeant Grahn. Charlotte Grahn, who was fatally shot by her husband while out with friends Friday night, was a friendly and outgoing neighbor who had planned to take her daughter to Las Vegas for her 21st birthday.

Grahn shot and killed his wife Charlotte and her friend Katie Hoffmeister before killing himself at Gresham's M&M Lounge a week ago. A third woman shot, Vickie Schulmerch, remains in critical condition at Oregon Health & Science University hospital.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office swing-shift patrol sergeant supervisor filed for divorce from his wife in August 2009. The divorce filing came just five days after a 9-1-1 call was made to bring officers to the couple's Boring home. Just a week ago, he said, Grahn, his wife and their youngest son came over to a friends' home.


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