1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
October 23, 2007 00:00
On Thursday, August 30, 2007, at 3:38 a.m., two suspects entered the 7-11 store located at 2815 North Killingsworth Street, stole wine, chips, and then left the store without paying. The store clerk attempted to stop the suspect, following him outside. Meanwhile, a second suspect also took items from the store and followed the clerk outside. Once outside, the clerk was confronted by both of the suspects and possibly two other associates waiting in the getaway vehicle. The clerk returned to the store, grabbed a metal pipe, and went back outside. After a struggle, the clerk lost control of the pipe, and was savagely beaten with it by the suspects. The clerk sustained serious head trauma, including bleeding on the brain and a skull fracture. The suspects fled the scene, but were captured on surveillance video.
Suspect #1 is described as a black male in his 20’s, 5’9” tall and 160 pounds. He was wearing a blue baseball cap with a yellow emblem, long-sleeved blue shirt with horizontal strips on the sleeves and blue jeans. Suspect # 2 is described as a Pacific Islander male in his 20’s, 6’2” tall, 230 pounds, goatee, and long bushy hair in a ponytail. He was wearing a gray sleeveless T-shirt with the Heineken logo on the back, and dark-colored shorts with white stripes. Suspects fled the scene in an older maroon or similar colored large sedan. Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you remain anonymous. Call Crime Stoppers at (503) 823-HELP (4357).
Sgt. Pete Simpson