Portland Police Seek Assault Suspect

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Portland Police Major Crimes Detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify and locate an assault suspect.

On July 3, 2023, at 11:01 p.m., the victim and his family stopped at a 7/11 store near the intersection of Southeast 148 Avenue and Southeast Stark Street on their way home from a late dinner out. After observing what the victim suspected was open air fentanyl usage in front of his children, he began talking to the subject, sparking a verbal altercation. Without warning, the suspect punched the victim in the face, causing him to immediately lose consciousness and fall to the pavement, banging his head. The victim suffered from a broken nose and broken cheek bone. He also experienced two brain bleeds that resulted in a week-long coma.

The suspect in this assault is described as a 22 to 29-year-old white male standing about 6’3” tall. He appears to have a slim build, weighing approximately 160 pounds. There are visible tattoos from the suspect’s left hand, extending to his elbow. He was last seen wearing the pictured blue-plaid shirt, beige pants, camouflage baseball cap, and black shoes. The suspect left the scene shortly after the assault pulling the pictured canvas wagon.

Anyone with information about the suspect's identity or whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Matt Brown at matthew.brown@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case #23-175137. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov .

Source: Portland Police

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