At approximately 10:15 p.m. on Saturday Jan. 19, 2019, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a multiple-homicide/domestic-violence call on the 32000 block of S. Barlow Road, in unincorporated Woodburn.
Deputies arrived at the scene. They encountered the suspect — Mark Leo Gregory Gago, 42, of Woodburn — as he was attempting to kill a young girl.
Deputies used deadly force on Gago, saving the girl’s life.
No deputies were injured in the incident.
Four others were found deceased at the scene. The homicide victims ranged in age from 9 months to 66 years old.
At this writing there are two survivors — including the girl saved by quick deputy action.
The suspect and four homicide victims all resided at the S. Barlow Road address. The victims are identified as:
- Olivia Lynn Rose Gago, 9 months old, of Woodburn
- Shaina E. Sweitzer, 31 years old, of Woodburn
- Jerry William Bremer, 66 years old, of Woodburn
- Pamela Denise Bremer, 64 years old, ofWoodburn
The Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer (PIO) held a press briefing at 7 a.m. on Jan. 20 at the intersection of Hwy. 211/S. Barlow Rd. No additional briefings are scheduled at this writing.
South Barlow Road was closed between Hwy. 211 and S. Schneider Rd. as detectives and CSI personnel processed the scene. The road was re-opened at approximately 11 a.m. Please drive carefully as Investigators are still processing the crime scene.
An August 2018 booking photo of suspect Mark Leo Gregory Gago is linked above, along with additional photos from the scene.
The involved deputies have been placed on leave pending an investigation of the deadly-force incident — standard procedure in the wake of an officer-involved shooting.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SOUGHT
Anyone with information on Mark Gago or the events that led up to this horrific crime is urged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line — by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp — please reference CCSO Case # 19-001568.