The Sheriff's Office has released a new suspect sketch in the 2010 attempted murder case in which a Wilsonville man encountered an armed male subject inside his home who demanded food and money -- and then shot the victim in the back of the head.
On Aug. 3, 2010, victim Donald Barham arrived at his home west of Wilsonville around 12:30 p.m. and was confronted by an armed suspect in the living room. Although he complied with the suspect's demands, the suspect shot Barham, left him for dead on the floor, and stole his truck from the driveway.
The truck was later recovered outside the City of Molalla.
The victim has made a remarkable recovery. The shooting initially left Barham blind, though he has since regained partial eyesight.
The suspect in this case is a white male, 35 to 45 years old, estimated to be 5'10" to 6'1" in height with an average build.
A brand-new suspect sketch and the original 2010 PDF crime bulletin are attached to this release.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and the Barham family are asking for your help solving this crime. The media and public are urged to share this information online and elsewhere and to share any useful tips.
The Sheriff's Office detective investigating this case is available for media interviews. Contact the Sheriff's Office PIO to arrange an interview.
If you have any information you are asked to call the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at (503) 723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form at http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/forms/tip.html . Please refer to Clackamas County Sheriff's Case # 10-23864.