As a survivor of a Domestic Violence shooting, I applaud you for saying what I have experienced. The frustration of having my shooting dismissed within the hour, based on the shooter’s story, as I was being life flighted to another city. The Kennewick, WA police did not lock down the crime scene and did not make the shooter, Grant Marr, open his gun safe. Another police department had to work with Kennewick PD’s Invesitigator, at my family’s insistence to reopen the case. The shooter finally took a plea bargain, served 30 work release days and will receive 5 years of probation.
Judge Burrowes forfeited all of the shooter’s guns, because he had taken the time, after his shooting to load up his gun safe, while I was bleeding out on the floor of the bedroom. Judge Spanner decided that the shooter only had to forfeit the gun that he shot me with, and allowed the shooter’s best friend to hold the guns for the shooter until he is off probation.
Grant Marr will regain his guns in July of 2017. He has a long history of domestic violence in his five marriages. Should Washington and the U.S.A. allow violent men with long histories of Domestic Violence firearm possession. He was trained and served as a police reservist, so this may simply be the professional courtesy that police officers give in protection of someone who had previously served. Could we ensure that those who have been trained as police officers, even when they have left the profession, go through a more intensive process of review when they shoot someone. We do require that for active duty police officers, and we should for those who retired from the profession. If you need to refer to this case, it is: City of Kennewick vs Grant Marr, #K12Y53295
Also, I am a School Psychologist, working in a local Elementary School. I have a restraining order until 2017.