An over-the-road truck driver from Texas allegedly killed a Seattle couple along with himself after he became obsessed with the wife, according to a news release from the Redmond Police Department.
Zohreh Sadeghi, 33, and her husband, 35-year-old Mohammad Milad Naseri, were shot to death in their suburban Seattle home, police said.
The pair was allegedly killed by 38-year-old Ramin Khodakaramrezaei, a long-haul truck driver out of Texas.
Khodakaramrezaei reportedly had been listening to Sadeghi’s podcast, and the two became friends, but when things escalated, Sadeghi filed a no-contact order against the alleged perpetrator, police said.
The Redmond Police Department responded to a shooting call in the 16700 block of NE 89th St. at approximately 1:45 a.m. last Friday, the release states.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man suffering from a gunshot lying on the floor. Officers began life-saving measures until paramedics arrived, but the man did not survive his injuries and died at the scene.
Upon further investigation, officers discovered the bodies of another male, Khodakaramrezaei, and a woman, Sadeghi. Both had been shot, according to police.
Media reports from CBS suggest that Sadeghi’s mother called the police around 1:45 a.m. Friday after she escaped the home and ran to a neighbor’s house.
The Redmond Police Department said officers and detectives were familiar with the victims and the residence due to the ongoing stalking investigation.
In the news release, Redmond Police Chief Darrell Lowe expressed sympathy for the victim’s family.
“Our hearts go out to the victim’s family and the Redmond community following this horrific tragedy,” said Lowe. “This is an incredibly sad situation and the worst possible outcome of a stalking case. We will continue investigating what led to this tragic loss.”
Violent crimes continue to occur across the country and locally in DFW. In Dallas, murders are up nearly 23% this year compared to the same period last year, according to the Dallas Police Department’s Daily Crime Brief.
30 years ago in Redmond area I doubt that this would have happened. Back then it was conservative territory and people owned weapons and were not afraid to use them to protect themselves and family. Today it is liberal territory and no one is allowed to protect themselves.
The Supreme Court has ruled that POLICE have NO duty to protect. Their duty is to investigate and arrest. Even with a retraining order it takes 15 minutes for police to arrive when one has only seconds to survive. It takes weeks to obtain permission to buy a weapon for self defense. I wonder if the couple had tried and not gotten the paperwork through in time?
Why do you think weapons save everyone? Not everyone wants to pack a weapon to live. That’s why everyone is retiring and leaving the states.