UPDATE: Homicide Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Piedmont Neighborhood - Suspect in Custody (Photo)

April 26, 2015 11:00

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57-year-old John Grant Coffey was booked into the Multnomah County Jail early Sunday morning on charges of Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. He'll be arraigned on Monday.

Coffey's wife, 42-year-old Samantha Ann Coffey, was killed in the shooting inside the residence. The handgun used in the shooting was recovered at the scene and taken as evidence.

Investigators believe the homicide is related to domestic violence.

Domestic violence is among the most frequent and serious forms of violent crime investigated by police. If you or a loved one are experiencing domestic violence or are concerned that domestic violence may be an issue help is available.

The Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL) provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, i

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