UPDATE: Portland Police Investigating a Stabbing in the Cully Neighborhood - Suspect in Custody

February 15, 2013 10:10


The suspect arrested in connection with Thursday's stabbing in the Cully neighborhood has been identified as 43-year-old Christopher Allen Cook. Cook was charged with Assault in the Second Degree and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

The victim, 23-year-old Mohamud Abukar Mursal, was transported to a Portland hospital for injuries and is expected to survive.

Investigators believe that the stabbing occurred after an argument over a woman.



This morning, Thursday February 14, 2013, at 2:49 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to the report of a stabbing at Northeast Cully Boulevard and Killingsworth Street.

As officers were enroute, additional information was broadcast that the suspect was a white male and the victim was an African American male and that both were still fighting.

Officers arrived in the area and located the two men in the 6400 block of Northeast Killingsworth Street, where the suspect was taken into custody and the knife recovered.

The victim has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to a stab wound. Based on preliminary information, he is expected to survive.

Assault detectives are responding to continue the investigation.

Names of the parties involved will be released at a later time.


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