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38 Year Old Arrested for Attempted Murder

July 11, 2005 00:00



On Monday, July 11, 2005, at 12:17 PM, Portland Police responded to a reported stabbing on the corner of Northwest 23rd Avenue and Northwest Hoyt Street. Officers arrived and learned that a 62-year-old Eugene Dykema was stabbed in the back with a large butcher knife while he was holding the door for his wife who was entering a restaurant. After the assault the suspect, later identified as 38-year-old Paul Grant Moore, ran from the area leaving the knife in the victim’s back. As Moore fled approximately six witnesses chased him into the blocks.

Officers arrived and established a perimeter around the area. As officers searched for the suspect, Dykema was transported to Emanuel Hospital and taken into surgery. The victim is expected to survive his injuries.

For approximately two hours, Portland Police officers searched the area with the assistance of a Hillsboro Police Department K-9. While searching the area, officers received information that someone matching the suspect’s description was hiding in the back yard of a residence in the 2400 block of Northwest Westover. Officers quickly converged on the area and arrested Moore.

Because of initial concerns that the victim may not survive his injuries homicide detectives were called to the scene and initiated an investigation. During the subsequent investigation detectives were unable to establish any relationship between the victim and suspect and believe the victim was chosen at random. Moore has been charged with one count of Attempted Murder and one count of Assault in the First Degree and will be booked in the Justice Center Jail.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Brian Grose at (503) 823-0757 or Detective Chuck Shipley at (503) 823-0865.

This investigation is continuing.


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