Jeep driver runs over woman at Gresham Shell station

The woman is expected to survive her injuries

Police are trying to identify two people accused of hitting a woman with a Jeep. (Courtesy of Gresham PD)
Police are trying to identify two people accused of hitting a woman with a Jeep. (Courtesy of Gresham PD)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A woman was run over by a car in the parking lot of a Shell gas station in Gresham on Wednesday night after some sort of disturbance, police said.

Gresham Police said the disturbance happened on SE Stark Street at 9:24 p.m.

A manager told KOIN 6 News it all started when a pair came into the store and took a can of Pringles and a cell phone without paying. They got into a white Jeep Renegade and started trying to leave.

Surveillance video shows how employees tried to stop them, but one of the suspects allegedly threw a punch at an employee. The suspects drove away as others tried to stop them by throwing things at the Jeep. They drove away, but returned to the parking lot, nearly hitting an employee before hitting the woman.

The woman who was hit wasn’t an employee, but a homeless person who they help out from time to time by giving her work. She cleans the restrooms and keeps the place tidy for cash. She is expected to survive her injuries.

Police would like to speak with the people in the white Jeep Renegade. Anyone with information is asked to call the police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.