NEBRASKA CITY – After finding the bodies of Randal and Annette Grimes inside their Douglas home on Saturday, Otoe County sheriff deputies did not initially suspect that a gunman was on the run.
Scanner traffic indicates that deputies were responding at 5:45 a.m. to a 911 call.
Dispatch: “100 Otoe Street in Douglas. 100 Otoe. Got a 911 call from there. Didn’t’ get any answer, but heard what sounded like some slapping or punching and a female’s voice asking for help.
Is this the Borrough’s residence? It comes up saying … Grimes.
I’ll be enroute from the Otoe area.”
A sheriff’s deputy reported a death around 6:13 a.m. and reported finding another body before a second deputy arrived at 6:21 a.m.
During the investigation, a deputy was called away at 7:42 a.m. on an emergency call in Burr involving weapons.
Chief Deputy Mike Holland said it took a couple of hours of interviewing neighbors and family members before the name of 36-year-old Brindar Jangir emerged as a person of interest.
Holland: “This double homicide was not a random act, at all. The people were specifically targeted, but it wasn’t by a person that any of us had any prior knowledge of or prior history with.”
Jangir was charged Sunday night in Otoe County with first degree murder. Associated Press reports say Jangir is the former boyfriend of the Grimes’ daughter.
The Lincoln-Journal reports that an affidavit claims that Jangir used a shotgun stolen from a Lincoln home.
The newspaper says the Lancaster County warrant also says Grimes’ daughter had a protection order banning Jangir from their home in Sioux City.
She reportedly told investigators that Jangir threatened to kill her and her parents if she ever left him.