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Crime Stoppers for the Week of February 17, 2003

February 20, 2003 00:00


Portland Police, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers, are asking for your help in identifying and locating individuals involved in a stabbing.

In the evening of Thursday, February 13, 2003, two African-American males, ages 37 and 36, were socializing in an apartment in the 5000 block of N. Vancouver Avenue. Sometime around 8:00 p.m., the pair left the apartment and went to a nearby grocery where they purchased an adult beverage.

In route back to the apartment, the pair was in the 5700 block of N. Kerby when they encountered a group of 5 to 7 young Hispanic males in their late teens to early 20's. As a verbal confrontation developed, the 36-year old man ran from the area. Shortly thereafter, the 37-year old man was found at the location with a stab wound to his abdomen. In addition, when the unknown subjects left the area they apparently took the two men's adult beverage. It is unknown at this time if the incident was in anyway racially motivated.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to a resolution in this case, or an arrest in any unsolved felony crime, and you need not give your name. Call Crime Stoppers at (503) 823-HELP.


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Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204



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