Portland Police Investigating a Downtown Stabbing Early Sunday Morning

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May 12, 2013 11:15


On Sunday May 12, 2013, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southwest 2nd Avenue and Ash Street on the report of a stabbing.

Portland Police and Portland Fire & Rescue personnel arrived and located 21-year-old Marvin Antonio Rodriguez suffering from a stab wound to the chest. Rodriguez was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to the non-life-threatening wound.

Officers spoke to the victim and witnesses and learned that the victim was stabbed on Ankeny Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. The victim told police he tried to break up a fight between two men then got caught up in the ensuing melee.

The stabbing suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 17 years old, 5'9" tall, and 140 pounds. Another person associated with the fight was described as a male Hispanic, 17 years old, 5'9" tall, and 140 pounds.

Both young men were last seen running eastbound on Ankeny Street.

Preliminary information suggests that the suspect may have gang ties.

Anyone with information about this stabbing is asked to contact the Gang Enforcement Team at (503) 823-4106.


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