UPDATE: Person Killed in Stabbing Identified

July 03, 2021 15:43

  

The person killed in Thursday's stabbing has been identified as Tyson L. Morlock, 27. Morlock?s family has been notified of his death and provided the attached photos for release.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and determine Morlock died from a stab wound and ruled the death a homicide.

The person who stabbed Morlock remained at the scene and was interviewed by homicide detectives. This person has not been charged at this time and we are not releasing his name. PPB Homicide Detectives are working with the Multnomah County District Attorney?s Office.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Detectives Jeffrey Pontius at Jeffery.Pontius@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0433 or Detective Travis Law at Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0395.

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A person stabbed in the Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood has died at the hospital and a homicide investigation is underway.

On Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 3:37a.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a stabbing Southeast Division Street and Southeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard.

When officers arrived they located an adult male patient, rendering aid and securing the scene for paramedics. The patient was transported by ambulance to a hospital where, despite lifesaving efforts, he died. His identity and cause of death will be released after an autopsy by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office.

Another involved person, an adult male, remained on scene is and is cooperating with investigators. No suspects are being sought and no arrests have been made.

The Portland Police Bureau Homicide Unit is investigating. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Jeffrey Pontius at Jeffery.Pontius@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0433, or Detective Travis Law at Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0395.

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