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KCSO calls Cleveland incident a shooting-suicide


The Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) says that last week’s deadly shooting in Cleveland was a case of a shooting followed by suicide.

Last Tuesday deputies responded to a call on Lee Street in Cleveland, just outside Bickleton, to find one man dead and another seriously wounded. Dead at the scene was 79-year-old Norman Leuning, while Ronald Carlsen, 53, was lifeflighted to OSHU in Portland, where he remains in critical condition.

According to Klickitat County Sheriff’s Deputy, Pat Kaley, autopsy confirmed their theory of what occurred. Leuning first shot Carlsen with a handgun outside Leuning’s home, went back into the house briefly, then returned outside and shot himself...

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