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Gresham Police Investigate Yesterday's Shooting as Homicide (Photo) - 05/19/22

RELEASE DATE:               May 19, 2022
CONTACT PERSON:         On-duty PIO
CASE NUMBER:                 22-18325


Gresham, Ore.—Just before 7:00 p.m. yesterday, Gresham Police responded to reports of a shooting in the 19000 block of SE Yamhill St. When officers arrived, they located Leonard Eugene Madden of Gresham suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Madden, 55, was taken by ambulance to an area hospital where he later died. 

This morning, the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office ruled Madden’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. At this early stage of the investigation, the identity of any suspect(s) or what led to the shooting has yet to be determined.

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. No other information is available at this time.




Attached Media Files: Madden.JPG
Update: Death Investigation Now Determined to Be Murder-Suicide (Edit: Children's Ages Corrected) - 05/11/22

Gresham, Ore.— On the morning of May 10, Gresham Police and the East County Major Crimes Team (MCT) began a death investigation in the 700 block of SE 185th Ave. During the investigation, three people were discovered deceased in an apartment. Following crime scene investigation and autopsies performed today, it was determined that 31-year-old Ashley Palmer, of Gresham, and her two children, ages six and eight, died from gunshot wounds in a murder-suicide event.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis or is contemplating suicide, help is available: 

  • The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center urges those who are struggling to seek help. Call 503-988-4888 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
  • Call 800-273-8255 to reach free, confidential support 24 hours a day from Lines for Life or visit for a full list of help services. En Español: 888-628- 9454. TTY: 800-799-4TTY (4889).
  • Youthline, a service of Lines for Life, is a peer crisis and help line for those 21 and younger. Teens are available to help daily, 4 to 10 p.m. Pacific Time (off-hour calls answered by adult call counselors). Call 877-968-8491, text “teen2teen” to 839863, or chat online at
  • Crisis Text Line: Text 741741 with the message “Home” for support any time, night or day.


Gresham Police Conducting Death Investigation - 05/10/22

Gresham, Ore.— The Gresham Police Department and the East County Major Crimes Team (MCT) are investigating a death in the 700 block of SE 185th avenue. Officers went to that location at around 7:45am to check the welfare of occupants inside of an apartment. This is a very active investigation, and no further details are available at this time. Based on preliminary information, we do not believe there is a danger to the public.

Police are asking that anyone who may have witnessed this incident to call our tip line at 503.618.2719 or toll-free at 1.888.989.3505.


***Update*** Father and Child Located (Photo) - 05/09/22

RELEASE DATE:               May 9, 2022
CASE NUMBER:            22-16959


***UPDATE: The father and child have been located.***

Gresham, Ore.— Gresham Police is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 30-year-old man and his 7-year-old son, last seen yesterday afternoon in Vancouver, Wash. The family of Maclovio Gil-Sierra reported him and his son, Anthony Gil, missing early this morning after they failed to return home from an outing. Officers are seeking to contact the two and make sure they are fine.

According to family and friends, at approximately 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, the father and son travelled from their home in Gresham to Hudson’s Bay High School on East McLoughlin Blvd. in Vancouver, to play soccer. The two made it there, but never returned home. There has been no known communication with any family members or friends, which is highly unusual for Maclovio and Anthony. 

Maclovio was driving his gray 2007 GMC Yukon, bearing Oregon license plate 462MRM. He is described as 5-feet-4-inches tall and 160 pounds, with short black hair and dark eyes. He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt and black pants. Anthony is described as being approximately 3-feet-6-inches tall, “skinny,” with black hair and dark eyes.  He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt with a horizontal white stripe, and brown pants. 

Anyone who knows of Maclovio’s or Anthony’s whereabouts is asked to call non-emergency police dispatch at 503.823.3333.