Juvenile Suspects Arrested In Teen's Stabbing

A 13-year-old boy was stabbed and injured during a robbery in the Hillsdale Neighborhood.

On Friday, April 7, 2023 at 5:10p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of a stabbing in the 1400 block of Southwest Vermont Street. When they arrived they found a male, 13, injured. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance and treated for injuries that are serious but non-life-threatening.

Officers investigated and learned the boy was approached by 2 male suspects, robbed and stabbed with a knife, and one suspect displayed what appeared to be a handgun. The suspects then ran off.

Officers searched the area for the suspects. At 5:41p.m., a caller reported that two boys matching the suspects’ description were in the 1400 block of Southwest Bertha Boulevard. Officers challenged the suspects and took them into custody. A knife was recovered from one of the suspects and a realistic looking airsoft pistol was located next to where the boys were sitting.

Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit responded and assumed control of the investigation. They booked a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old into the Multnomah County Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center. The 15-year-old was charged with Robbery in the First Degree and Assault in the Second Degree. The 17-year-old was charged with Robbery in the First Degree and Robbery in the Second Degree.

The incident remains under investigation. If anyone witnessed any portion of the incident, or captured video, and has not already spoken to police, they’re asked to e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 23-89891.

Source: Portland Police Bureau

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