Police: Woman and child shot, man stabbed in SE Portland; suspect in custody
PORTLAND, Ore. –Police arrested a man who they say shot a woman and child, stabbed a man in the neck with a pen, and injured seven more people in a car crash Sunday afternoon during a string of crimes through a Southeast Portland neighborhood.
Everyone who was hurt is expected to survive their injuries.
Officers were called out just before 1 p.m. on reports of a stabbing near SE 165th and Division Street. They arrived to find a man who had been stabbed in the neck with a pen.
He told police that the man who stabbed him had also shot a woman and child a few blocks away at 161st and Sherman Street. Witnesses reported hearing several gunshots just after 1 p.m.
Police found a woman with a gunshot wound on scene, but say the suspect took the boy with him in a blue truck.
At about 1:15 p.m. police say suspect crashed his pickup into a van about ten blocks west on Division Street. Jacqui McDougal, who witnessed the crash, says she saw the boy fall out of the truck and onto the ground.
"I instantly went into mother mode," said said. "I have a daughter who is seven years old, this little boy was no more than eight years old. He fell out the car and I just ran to his aid. I laid on the ground with him while he was bleeding till paramedics came. He told me he had been shot, I'm just thinking he had been in a car accident, but I lifted up his shirt and sure enough he had a bullet hole through and through."
Police arrested the suspect on scene. They found a weapon on him.
The collision injured seven people who were inside the van. They were all taken to nearby hospitals. SE Division was closed for several hours, but opened back up by around 6:30 p.m.
The woman and child are both being treated for gunshot wounds. No word on their current conditions, however they are both expected to survive. Emergency responders treated the man's stab wound at the scene. Detectives are investigating the relationship between the suspect and victims, witnesses believe they are related.
Detectives with the bureau's Child Abuse Team and the traffic division's Major Crash Team are at the scene.