BEAVERTON, Ore. (KOIN) — Dillon Prickett pulled into the parking lot at the Murrayhill Marketplace in Beaverton just after 11 a.m., about the same time as the first responding officers to a stabbing that left one person dead and wounded 2 others.
“I arrived at the same time as, I would say, the initial officers, and when we got her there was someone holding the door open to the bank, an employee, she looked really frantic,” Prickett said.
He ran into Insomnia Coffee next door, cut in line and told employees to lock their back door because something was going on at the bank.
“I immediately told them, like, I cut in line, I’m like, ‘You guys need to lock the back door. Something happened next door. I don’t know what’s going on yet but make sure the back doors are locked. Make sure everybody’s OK.'”
“Then I went back outside and by that time the lady was still standing there I asked her if I could be of any help or if she needed anything,” he said. “She couldn’t even talk and they wheeled somebody out on a stretcher right as I was trying to have that conversation with her.”
As some of the paramedics helped that patient, Prickett said other police and paramedics went rushing into the bank. A nearby salon also locked their doors.
“They wheeled her out. It looked like something with the neck, there was tons of bandages around her neck,” Prickett said. “More first responders and paramedics rushed in as she was coming out, so I knew something really bad had happened.”
Derrick Easley, the manager of the Sprint store, also looked on as more and more police arrived.
“I mean, something like this to happen, you know, on a Wednesday, it’s wild and shocking to see,” Easley said.
Their thoughts now are with the victims.
“We’re about to celebrate some of the best holidays of the year and these families or family is going to have one less person at the table with them,” he said.
The suspect is in police custody and is no longer a threat to the public, according to Beaverton police.
The names of the victims have not yet been released.