PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Detectives have a person of interest in a man’s fatal stabbing early Thursday morning during what may have been a knife fight at the Scotts View mobile home park in Milwaukie.
The victim was identified as 47-year-old Randy Basso of Milwaukie.
Thirty-six-year-old Peter Altman of Milwaukie, considered a person of interest, was being treated for his injuries at Oregon Health & Science University. He is expected to survive, and detectives have already interviewed him. At last report he was in stable condition, according to Sgt. Robert Wurpes, a Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson.
At least five neighbors near the 8000 block of Southeast Glencoe Road called 911 at about 12:30 a.m. to report an altercation, the sheriff’s office said. When deputies arrived, they found Basso lying in the road, dead at the scene. They immediately began questioning witnesses. Kristine Lambie, who identified herself as the Basso’s girlfriend, claims she was trying to defuse the situation.
“I said ‘drop the knife, drop the knife,'” Lambie told KOIN.
Wurpes said it appeared that both men were armed with pocket knives. They reportedly knew each other prior to the incident. It is not considered a domestic violence crime.
The medical examiner was scheduled to perform an autopsy on Basso later today.
A source within the Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office confirmed a prosecutor is assigned to the case to assist with search warrants and any potential criminal charges that may be filed.
— Brent Weisberg