Portland Police Investigating Overnight Stabbing in Northwest Portland - Suspect Sought by Police

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December 12, 2012 12:30


Portland Police are continuing to investigate the stabbing that injured 54-year-old Dean Steven Young. Young is continuing to recover at a Portland hospital.

At this point, there is no new suspect information to share with the community.

If anyone has information about this stabbing, they are asked to contact Detective Tony Harris at (503) 823-0768 or Tony.Harris@PortlandOregon.gov.



On Saturday December 8, 2012, at 3:16 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the report of a stabbing at 20th Avenue and Northwest Glisan Street.

Officers located a 54-year-old male suffering from multiple stab wounds. Medical personnel transported the man to a Portland hospital where he remains in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

The victim well-known to officers as a homeless man that frequents Northwest Portland.

The only suspect information at this time is that the suspect might be a Native American male. Officers conducted a neighborhood canvass but did not locate anyone matching this limited suspect description.

Additional information will be released as soon as it's available.

Anyone with information about this stabbing is asked to contact Assault detectives at (503) 823-0400.



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