PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — One man was arrested and another was rushed to the hospital after a stabbing occurred at a Clackamas County apartment complex.
Clackamas County deputies were called to the Willamalane Apartments on reports of a stabbing just before 3 p.m. on Tuesday. According to those who had called 911, a man had entered into one of the apartment units and stabbed another man before fleeing in a car.
Once they got to the scene, deputies immediately began giving medical aid to the victim. Paramedics quickly arrived and took over life-saving efforts. The man was then sent to OHSU in an ambulance.
As of 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, police say the man is still being treated. There is no word on his current condition.
When detectives got to the scene of the stabbing on Tuesday afternoon, they received a call of a suspicious man about 2 miles away. He was reportedly walking at high rate of speed, wearing only his underwear and was bleeding from his head.
Deputies located the man — identified as 24-year-old Gavin Scott Hotchkiss — a short time later and determined he was the stabbing suspect. Medical personnel cleared him and he was taken into custody.
Hotchkiss now faces charges of assault, unlawful use of a weapon and parole violation. His bail was set at $260,000.
As this is an ongoing investigation, authorities can offer no further details at this time. It remains unclear why Hotchkiss entered the victim’s apartment and stabbed him.
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