Update: Suspect Arrested for Stabbing Death in Buckman Neighborhood (Photo)

November 18, 2020 22:41

  

On November 18th, 2020, 30-year-old Allen Coe was taken into custody by the US Marshal's Fugitive Taskforce. PPB's Homicide Detectives had identified Allen Coe as the suspect in the fatal stabbing of Matthew Choi on October 25th, 2020. Both Mr. Coe and Mr. Choi were tenants in the same apartment complex located in the 300 block of Southeast 12th Avenue.

Mr. Coe has been booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the following charges: Murder in the First Degree, Attempted Murder in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Burglary in the First Degree, and Identity Theft.

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The Oregon State Medical Examiner's office completed an autopsy on the victim from a stabbing that occurred in the 300 Block of Southeast 12th Avenue, on October 25, 2020. The victim has been identified as 33-year-old Matthew Choi. Mr. Choi's death has been determined to be a homicide by stabbing.

Portland Police detectives are trying to identify a potential suspect in this case who has been described as an African American male, approximately 5'8" to 5'11" with a medium build, wearing dark clothing and a blue mask.

This incident occurred in an apartment building where Mr. Choi resided. The building has a secure entrance. Portland Police remind apartment residents to maintain the integrity of secure entrances into their buildings, including front doors and garage doors; follow on-site property protocols regarding secure entrances; and establish relationships with building managers and neighbors to maintain safety.

Detectives are interested in any video from nearby residences or businesses that captured activity in the area from Southeast 11th Avenue to Southeast 13th Avenue, and Southeast Ankeny Street to Southeast Stark Street, during the early morning hours of October 25, 2020.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Ryan Foote 503-823-0781 Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Travis Law 503-823-0395 Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov.



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On October 25, 2020 at about 1:56 a.m., Portland police responded to the 300 Block of Southeast 12th Avenue regarding a stabbing. Officers arrived, followed by medical personnel who tended to the victim, who died later.

Cause and manner of death will be determined by the Oregon State Medical Examiner at a later time and date. Additional information will be released at the direction of the investigators.

Portland Police homicide detectives are investigating and ask that anyone with information about this incident contact Detective Ryan Foote 503-823-0781 Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Travis Law 503-823-0395 Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov.

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