Stabbing at Milwaukie transient camp ends in arrest

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The victim sustained non-life-threatening stab wounds to the upper torso, police said

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man was arrested for stabbing another man at a transient camp in Milwaukie near the Trolley Trail, said local police. 

An officer found the victim near SE 26th Avenue and SE Sparrow Street at about 3:30 p.m. He was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening stab wounds to his upper torso, the Milwaukie Police Department said. 

Police said two men in their 40s got into an altercation that ended in a stabbing. It started when Kenyatta Green walked into the camp near the trail. Gary O’Conner then confronted Green after hearing him walk around his campsite. The confrontation ended when Green stabbed O’Connor several times.

Police said O’Connor is expected to survive his injuries.

Green was found in a different transient camp near where the victim was stabbed, police said. He was arrested and booked into the Clackamas County Jail for attempted murder, assault, and the unlawful use of a weapon.

Officers are investigating and would like to hear from potential witnesses or anyone with information about the case. Please email Detective Tony Cereghino at cereghinot@milwaukieoregon.gov, or Detective Heather Hisel at hiselh@milwaukieoregon.gov , or call dispatch at 503.786.7500 and ask to speak to the detectives. 

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