4 injured in stabbing; police fatally shoot suspect

Crime

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Authorities fatally shot a man early Monday morning after they said he stabbed four people in Southeast Portland.

Portland police said officers responded to the report of a stabbing at 13136 SE Center St. around 4:15 a.m.

Two victims suffering from stab wounds were found outside the house and the other two were found with the suspect inside. 

All of the victims, three men and one woman, were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment. A baby, one-and-a-half years old, was also found inside the home, but wasn’t injured.

“I just came outside as soon as I heard commotion,” neighbor Zachary Danko said. “I just look up and I saw a guy on his hands and knees with blood spewing out of his neck.  He was just covered in blood.” 

Jeb Collin Brock in an undated photo from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, released May 1, 2019.

Police said they engaged with the suspect — later identified as Jeb Collin Brock —  and used nonlethal forces before shooting him. He died at the scene. Brock was 42.

Danko said he heard screaming and then gunfire.

Neighbors who woke up to the early morning incident said it’s upsetting.

“It’s alarming,” Laura Bierbrauer said. “It’s sad. I feel sorry for the people involved.”

Police added the victims and Brock knew each other.

The three involved officers weren’t hurt. Sgt. James Mooney, Officer Michael Gonzalez used lethal force and Officer Aaron Rizzo used less lethal force. All three will remain on paid administrative leave until the investigation is completed.

Streets were blocked off for nearly 15 hours as investigators worked. Neighbors wondered how something so horrible could happen but said police have visited that home before.

“We will hear ’em yell all the way down here,” Rachel Murray said. “Cops are at the house quite often. There’s people coming and going all the time.”   

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