Police: Woman and child shot, man stabbed in SE Portland

Suspect is in custody

20-year-old Vesther J.J. Brown. (MCSO)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Police said a suspect is in custody after a man was stabbed and a woman and child were shot on Sunday afternoon.

Authorities first responded to a reported stabbing in the 16500 block of SE Division Street. The man was stabbed in the neck with a pen, police said.

He received minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

Following the call, police responded to reports of gunfire in the 16100 block of SE Sherman Street.

Upon arriving, police found a woman with gunshot wounds. Police said she sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital.

While assisting the woman, police learned the suspect in the shooting was also the suspect in the earlier stabbing. They also learned the man left the scene with a young boy in a blue truck.

A third incident, reported as a crash, occurred in the 15600 block of SE Division Street. Police said the blue truck crashed into a van, which had 7 people in it.

When police responded, they found the boy at the crash scene with a gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect, later identified as 20-year-old Vesther J.J. Brown, was taken into custody at the scene of the crash.

Police said 7 victims in the other car were all transported to hospitals with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses said the suspect referred to the young boy as his brother, however, police have not confirmed that the 2 are related.

The area on Southeast Division Street between SE 154th Ave. and SE 158th Ave. was to traffic for a few hours while police investigated the 3 related incidents.