March 18, 2014 17:55
The man injured in a stabbing at Colonel Summers Park on Saturday evening has been identified as 56-year-old Mark McCurry. He was treated and released from a Portland hospital.
The man detained at the scene has been identified as 57-year-old Steaven Bruce Sutton.
Investigators learned that McCurry and Sutton were involved in a dispute and McCurry threatened Sutton with a small pocket knife. In apparent self-defense, Sutton grabbed a machete and cut McCurry.
Sutton was released by investigators and the case will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.
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This evening, Saturday March 15, 2014, at 7:57 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Colonel Summers Park, located at Southeast 19th Avenue and Taylor Street, on the report that a man had been stabbed by another man who was armed with a machete.
Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the male adult victim who was suffering from an apparent non-life-threatening stab wound. The victim has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment.
The male adult suspect was also located in the park and was taken into custody without incident. A machete, approximately 22" in length, was seized as evidence.
Preliminary information indicates that the men, both transients, got into an argument which escalated into the stabbing.
Detectives assigned to the Assault Detail and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to process the crime scene.
No additional information is expected to be available until at least Sunday March 16, 2014.
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204