Suspect arrested in deadly downtown Portland stabbing


Austin Hayes booking photo. (MCSO)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man was arrested months after a stabbing took the life of 37-year-old Quinton Miller in downtown Portland.

Court documents show the suspect, Austin Hayes, was arrested on Tuesday afternoon. The 32-year-old now faces multiple charges, including unlawful use of a weapon and second-degree murder.

Portland police say Miller suffered serious stab wounds near Southwest Pine Street and Southwest 3rd Avenue on Saturday, July 24. An ambulance passing through the area spotted Miller just before 1 a.m., laying in the street.

Crews said Miller was seriously wounded. He was taken to a nearby hospital but later succumbed to his injuries. His death was ruled a homicide.

Hayes was due in court on Wednesday morning. KOIN 6 News will provide updates when new information is available.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Ryan Foote or Detective Michael Jones. Those with information can also email and reference case number 21-202363.

Anonymous tips can be sent through Crime Stoppers as well, which offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime.

This is a developing story.

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