Shooting slaughter continues on our streets

Week #182 Shooting Report | UPDATED | One week, and five more dead in shooting incidents …

Portland Police Bureau officers see no letup in shootings as they continue to investigate homicidal violence.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

Shooting deaths dramatically rose in outer East Portland, and in surrounding neighborhoods, this week. Portland Police Bureau (PPB) Focused Intervention Team (FIT) officers and Homicide Unit detectives continue to work under the direction of Interim Chief of Police Bob Day to solve, and hopefully reduce, these crimes.

December 1
Man dies in another deadly Centennial shooting

Officers close off the ultimately fatal crime scene in the Centennial neighborhood.

Another week, and another shooting in the Centennial neighborhood. On Friday evening, December 1, another man was found severely wounded along SE 148th Avenue, near Taggart Street, and across from the Franciscan Montessori Earth School.

PPB East Precinct and FIT officers were dispatched at 10:25 p.m. Arriving officers found a man with a gunshot wound, so they summoned emergency medical services. Despite being taken to a local hospital by ambulance and lifesaving measures provided, the victim died.

The PPB’s Mobile Command Unit is again brought into service, providing office facilities for homicide detectives.

The suspect or suspects left the scene before police were called, and no arrests have been made. PPB Homicide Unit detectives took over the investigation.

Detectives are still looking for the person who shot and killed this man, 41-year-old Michael McFadden. Family provided photo

On December 5, officials revealed that 41-year-old Michael McFadden, of Portland, was the shooting victim. The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office concluded that McFadden died of “homicide by gunshot wound”.

“While there have been additional homicides in this neighborhood, Homicide Unit detectives don’t believe the various cases are connected,” a PPB spokesperson stated.
If you have information about this case, contact Detective Eric McDaniel 503-823-0833 or Detective Scott Broughton (503) 823-3774, and reference Case No. 23-311472.

December 3
Person dies in Gresham evening shooting

After shots ring out at this apartment complex, officers and detectives from Gresham Police Department come to investigate. Gresham PD image

Just three blocks east of Portland’s Glenfair neighborhood, along NE Glisan Street near 164th Avenue, Gresham Police Department (GPD) officers were dispatched to a disturbance on December 3 at 4:06 p.m.

As the sun was setting, officers found two people, each suffering from gunshot wounds, in the parking area near the Glen East Apartments.  The gunshot victims were taken to a local hospital, along with a third person who was injured during the disturbance.

“One of the gunshot victims died at the hospital,” a GPD spokesperson revealed, saying nothing else. The victim’s names have not yet been released.

Officers find “evidence of shots fired” alongside the apartment complex.

As many as 24 yellow evidence markers at the scene indicated that detectives found an abundance of “evidence of shooting” at the location.

The East County Major Crimes Team is conducting the investigation and have said they believe multiple witnesses saw the events that led up to the shooting. If you have information, call the GPD tip line at 503-618-2719.

December 6
Man, with gun, shot by police in Sumner

-7 Streets are closed off in this industrial park area after an officer-involved shooting.

This incident started when PPB North Precinct officers were dispatched the morning of December 6 to investigate a “theft of electrical service” call in the industrial area of the 9000 block of NE Marx Drive at 10:03 a.m.
Initially, the investigation led two officers to a recreational vehicle parked along the street where they came upon an adult male. The encounter resulted in one officer using deadly force; the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

This loaded, Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm Shield pistol, with a ArmaLaser TR4 red laser gunsight, was found near the deceased man, officials say. PPB image

PPB Homicide Unit detectives, who were called in to investigate the officer-involved shooting, located a handgun near the dead individual. Detectives also learned that a person who works in the area called the 9-1-1 Center reporting theft of power from a business by a camper.

On December 8, PPB officials revealed that the man who died in the officer-involved shooting was identified as 27-year-old Isaac L. Seavey. The Medical Examiner determined Seavey died from gunshot wounds.

If you have information about the case, contact Det. William Winters at or Det. Jason Koenig at and reference Case No. 23-315194.

December 6
Man dies from shooting near East Bank waterfront

This area, near the East Bank Esplanade at SE Main Street, is the where another deadly shooting took place this week.

Just four miles west of outer East Portland, along the East Bank Esplanade at SE Main Street, near a transient camp, shots rang out on December 6, sending PPB Central Precinct officers to the location at 1:48 p.m.

Arriving officers found a victim on the ground, with bystanders performing CPR. They were soon joined by paramedics, but despite lifesaving measures, the adult male victim died at the scene.

PPB Homicide Unit detectives work on yet another case.

Officers did an extensive search of the area, but no immediate arrests were made. The PPB Homicide Unit responded to the scene to investigate.


The man killed in a shooting in this incident has been identified as 49-year-old Michael L. Hart. The Medical Examiner determined Hart died of homicide by gunshot wound.

If you have information about this case, contact Detective Joseph Corona at or 503-823-0508 or Detective Jennifer Hertzler at or 503-823-1040 and refer to Case No. 23-315311.

December 7
Confrontation leads to a gunshot and a wounded man in Hazelwood

Officers look into this shooting, perhaps caused by “road rage”.

Fortunately, no one died in the shooting that took place in the Hazelwood neighborhood on December 7.

PPB East Precinct officers, who were dispatched to SE Stark Street at 137th Avenue at 6:40 p.m. on a “Shooting” call, indeed found a wounded person.

“An adult male was shot in the leg, after the occupants of two vehicles stopped and confronted each other,” PPB Public Information Officer Sergeant Kevin Allen told East Portland News.

“The injuries do not appear life threatening,” Sergeant Allen continued. “The suspect or suspects left the scene, and no immediate arrests were made; however the PPB FIT has the case under investigation.”

If you have information about this incident, and haven’t yet shared it with investigators, email it to – Attention: FIT; and reference to Case No. 23-316363.

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This week’s shootings make 71 homicide investigations in the City of Portland this year.

Discover why this deadly trend began, back in 2020: CLICK HERE, as our Weekly Shooting Report enters its 182nd week.

Some images courtesy KPTV Fox 12 Oregon News and KGW-TV 8 News

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