UPDATE: Suspect Arrested and Charged in Stabbing Case (Photo)

February 16, 2020 17:55


Assault detectives have made an arrest in the stabbing case in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood. Devante G. Santos, 26 (photo), was booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Assault in the Second Degree and Domestic Violence Assault in the Fourth Degree.

The victim, who was a person known to the suspect but not a family member, remains in the hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening stabbing injuries.

The separate domestic violence assault charge was a result of Santos assaulting a family member causing a physical injury. Detectives are continuing to investigate and additional charges are possible.

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A victim is in the hospital with stab wounds after a fight in a home in the Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood.

On Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 11:07a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance in the 5300 block of Southeast 136th Avenue. As officers were responding they were advised that there could be a gun and/or a knife involved. The first arriving officers could hear the fight continuing and encountered the two men involved still physically fighting in a stairwell. They challenged them and stopped the fight.

Paramedics were summoned and treated a man for multiple stab wounds. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance. At this time his wounds are believed to be non-life threatening.

Officers have detained an adult male. Assault detectives are responding to assume the investigation. A knife has been seized as evidence. It's unclear if a gun was ever involved.

The PIO is not responding to the scene.

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