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Aloha teen suffers head injury in apparent drug-related assault

Detectives with the Washington County Major Crimes Team and the Westside Interagency Narcotics Team are investigating a drug-related burglary and assault in Aloha that sent a teenager to the hospital Tuesday evening with head injuries.

Washington County sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a burglary and apparent fight in the 7200 block of Southwest 200th Place at 5:15 p.m.

Damien Diaz, 18, of Aloha, was detained after the incident and later released, said Sgt. David Thompson, spokesman with the Washington County Sheriff's Office. He described the incident as a drug deal gone wrong.

Detectives also interviewed a second 18-year-old man who voluntarily went to the sheriff's office and has not been charged at this point.

A 15-year-old boy, whose name was not released, was injured when he was struck in the head during the fight. Investigators have not determined what object, if any, the victim was struck with.

Detectives are looking for evidence regarding the incident, including the relationship between the suspects and the victim. It appears they knew each other, and the 18-year-olds were invited to the house.

The 15-year-old admitted to Oregon Health and Science University Hospital was listed Wednesday afternoon in stable condition in the Intensive Care Unit.

Anyone with information should contact the sheriff's office at 503-629-0111.