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Published on April 23, 2024
Portland Police Arrest Suspect Charged with Second-Degree Murder in Michael McFadden Homicide CaseSource: Wikipedia/Sitting,_waiting,_arresting.jpg: Squid Viciousderivative work: MBisanz talk, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

After months of investigation, Portland police have arrested in the December 1, 2023, homicide case of Michael McFadden. The Portland Police Bureau named Donald L. Burgett II, 48, as the suspect, detaining him after executing a search warrant at his Southeast Portland home.

On April 22, the police, assisted by the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), conducted the raid in the 2600 block of Southeast 145th Avenue. This operation culminated in the capture of Burgett II, who now faces charges that include Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Authorities are determined to swiftly bring justice, signaling their continuous effort to thoroughly investigate and resolve the case that has shaken the Centennial Neighborhood.

Information provided by the Portland Police Bureau confirms that Burgett II was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center following his arrest. The details of the evidence leading to his arrest remain under wraps as law enforcement continues their investigation. The family of McFadden has been notified of the development.