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One Dead, Another Facing Murder Charges in Gresham ShootingSalem-News.com
At least one fatal gunshot was fired after an altercation inside a Gresham residence, police say.
(GRESHAM, Ore.) - Gresham Police have arrested 79-year old Viktor Gregorevich Gebauer of Gresham, for the Murder of 47-year old Viktor Merezhnikov of Gresham.
Sgt. Rich Wilson with Gresham Police, says officers were called to check the welfare of a person at 142 NE 192nd last night at 9:11 p.m.
Upon arrival, police learned that while inside the residence, Mr. Merezhnikov had called a family member saying he was being held there at gunpoint.
Wilson said, "When this family member went to check the welfare of this person he was greeted at the front door by the resident. He looked inside and saw his family member apparently deceased in a chair."
Gresham Police made contact with Viktor Gebauer, and were able to convince him to come out.
"We then entered the residence finding a deceased male inside," Wilson said, who turned out to be Mr. Merezhnikov.
47-year old Viktor Merezhnikov was deceased with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
The investigation continues at this hour, but Gebauer has been charged with Murder and has been lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.
Wilson says there is a language barrier that has affected the investigation, but he confirmed that 79-year old Gebauer faces a charge of Murder without bail.
(Editor's note: We earlier had misidentified the suspect, crossing his name in the caption with that of the victim. This is a mistake we regret, our apologies for this corrected oversight.)
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