PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 15-year-old is now charged with murder after the victim in the stabbing at Salem Central Mall passed away over Friday night.
On Saturday afternoon, Salem police shared that Enrique Sanchez Franco, 20, succumbed to the injuries that he received in the incident.
According to detectives, the suspect and victim at the mall were “in an altercation” on the second floor just before 12:30 p.m.
The 15-year-old suspect — whose name has not been released because he is a minor — remains in custody. Officials said he faces charges of second-degree murder, first-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and disorderly conduct.