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Juvenile Arrested and Charged with Second Degree Murder - 06/02/22

Gresham, Ore.— On the morning of May 31, East Metro SWAT and PPB SERT served search warrants at two separate locations in the area of SE 190th Ave. and SE Clinton St. The search warrants were related to the ongoing East County Major Crimes Team (MCT) investigation into the May 18 homicide of Leonard Madden at SE 190th Ave. and SE Yamhill St.

Just prior to service of the search warrants, law enforcement received a report about a named 16-year-old male suspect in the homicide investigation who was possibly planning to bring a firearm to Centennial High School (CHS). The CHS School Resource Officer immediately started investigating that report. Law Enforcement resources followed a vehicle away from one of the search warrant locations, which had stopped and picked up the homicide suspect. 

Members of the MCT, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit, and East Metro SWAT followed the car and stopped it as it entered the driveway of David Douglas High School. Four subjects, including the homicide suspect, were contacted in the car and complied with officers during the stop. Inside the vehicle, investigators observed a handgun in plain view.

The suspect was transported to the Gresham Police Department and the vehicle was impounded for further investigation. The other three occupants of the car were ultimately released from the scene.

Later that day, it was determined the threat to CHS was not credible, however the correlation between the CHS report and the possession of the firearm are still under investigation.

The 16-year-old male was lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center, accused of Murder in the Second Degree, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon related to the death of Leonard Madden. 

Gresham Police Chief Travis Gullberg stated, “We empathize with the trauma our community is experiencing because of continued gun violence. The Gresham Police Department is committed to tirelessly working on this issue and addressing the root causes. We are thankful for our strong community partnerships with other law enforcement agencies and social resources as we strive to put an end to the violence.”

Due to privacy laws surrounding juveniles, no further information is available about the suspect or the investigation.

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Antoine Archer
Antoine Archer
Gresham Police Investigate Eighth Homicide of 2022 (Photo) - 05/27/22

Gresham, Ore.— Just before 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Gresham Police responded to reports of a shooting at 18837 SE Yamhill St., the East Park Place Apartment complex. When officers arrived, they located a Vancouver, Wash., man outside, suffering from a gunshot wound. Emergency medical aid was administered but ultimately Antoine Steven Archer, 23, was pronounced dead.

This morning, the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office ruled Archer’s death Homicide by gunfire. Gresham detectives and other members of the East Multnomah County Major Crimes Team were called to the scene and are leading the investigation. Later in the evening on Wednesday, a 15-year-old male suspect was taken into custody without further incident and lodged at a juvenile detention facility for an accusation of Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

If you have information about this homicide and have not yet talked to police, please call the Gresham Police Tip Line at 503.618.2719 or toll-free at 1.888.989.3505.

Wednesday’s incident marks the eighth homicide in Gresham this year; all incidents have been gun related. No other information is available at this time.

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Attached Media Files: Antoine Archer