Portland man critical after Gresham stabbing

Gresham police say incident is gang-related
by: Courtesy of MCSO Javier Santa Cruz-Ramirez, left, and Erick Marciel, both 20-year-old Gresham residents, were taken into custody Sunday, Aug. 14, after a Portland man was stabbed during what police say was a gang-related incident.

A 23-year-old Portland man is in critical condition at Oregon Health and Science University Hospital after being stabbed several times Sunday morning in a gang-related assault.

At 2:03 a.m., Gresham police officers responded to 17904 E. Burnside St. on a report that a male was stabbed in the stomach.

The suspects fled before police arrived. The victim was taken to OHSU with multiple wounds.

At 3:52 a.m., officers were flagged down in the 20400 block of Southeast Stark Street on the report of a domestic disturbance. During the investigation, officers learned that two males inside the apartment were most likely involved in the stabbing. Javier Santa Cruz-Ramirez and Erick Marciel, both 20-year-old Gresham residents, where taken into custody on accusations unrelated to the stabbing and are lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Gresham police tipline, 503-618-2719, or 1-888-989-3505.