Victim in random Old Town stabbing dies

Jacob Shroyer was stabbed in a random attack on May 8

Jacob Shroyer passed away after being stabbed in a random attack on May 8, 2017. (YouCaring)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 37-year-old man who was stabbed multiple times in a random attack in Northwest Portland died Tuesday, family sources confirmed.

Jacob Shroyer was put in a medically induced coma following the attack on May 8. Michael Lee Williams, 33, was charged in connection with the stabbing.

Shroyer worked as a barber at Bishop’s Barbershop and was a well-known DJ at CC Slaughters for several years.

A message was posted on Shroyer’s YouCaring page Tuesday night:

“Jacob Shroyer has passed away today. Our hearts are suffering that he is no longer in this world. His was a light that brought many people together this last week and in the the years prior. Please keep Jacob’s family and loved ones in your thoughts tonight. Please think of Jacob fondly.”

A co-worker previously told KOIN 6 News Shroyer worked at Bishop’s for a decade.

“He’s been a huge part of our family,” Victoria McVey said. “He has a very strong base of clientele here… he’s always been an impressive human being to be around.”

Jacob Shroyer in a photo seen on his YouCaring page, May 11, 2017
Jacob Shroyer in a photo seen on his YouCaring page, May 11, 2017.

Dozens of people started fundraisers to help with Shroyer’s medical expenses in the wake of the random attack.

Local tattoo artist Brynn Sladky, who tattooed Shroyer for years, held her own fundraiser on Saturday. She did small, simple tattoos on clients and said she raised more than $2,400 for her friend.

The outpouring of support was fitting for Shroyer, whose partner described him as someone always willing to help, “the person you go to when you have a terrible day.”

Police said they expect additional charges to be filed against the suspect.