UPDATE: Officers Investigate Stabbing in Downtown Portland Thursday Evening (Photo)

November 10, 2017 14:05


The suspect involved in a Thursday evening stabbing in Downtown Portland has been identified as 27-year-old Shawntavious Henderson. Henderson was booked in the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Assault in the Second Degree and a probation violation for a previous conviction of Manufacture of a Destructive Device.



On Thursday November 9, 2017, at 8:08 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing near the intersection of Southwest College Street and Southwest 6th Avenue.

When officers arrived they located a 28-year-old male victim with what was believed to be a non-life-threatening minor injury. Emergency medical personnel provided medical aid and transported the victim by ambulance to an area hospital.

During the investigation, officers learned the suspect and victim were involved in a disturbance during which the suspect stabbed the victim with a knife. While canvassing the area, officers located and seized a knife believed to have been used in the stabbing. As officers continued the investigation they identified the suspect and learned his last known location. Based on this information, officers believed the suspect was inside an apartment building located in the 1900 block of Southwest 5th Avenue. Officers responded to the location and took the suspect into custody.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail responded to assist with the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have also responded to assist.

Detectives continue to investigate this case. The suspect will not be identified until he is lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Portland Police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.



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