PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Police have identified a 30-year-old man as the suspect who fatally stabbed his 64-year-old father early Saturday morning.
Tyler Nees has an active murder warrant in connection with the homicide of his father, Brian Nees, police said.
Around 3 p.m. police set up a perimeter between Southwest 3rd and 5th and Southwest Columbia and Jefferson because someone matching Tyler’s description ran from police. They even checked a local business looking for him.
“Anytime you have a homicide suspect in the community we have concerns,” Portland Police Sgt. Pete Simpson. “We don’t know what the person will do if confronted.”
Police did not locate Tyler.
Portland Police responded to the area of Southeast 72nd Avenue and Woodstock Street at 1:55 a.m. on the report of a stabbing. They found the victim — Brian Nees — and transported him to a local hospital for treatment. Police said Brian went to Mt. Scott Pub after he was stabbed. Employees were cleaning up at the time, but they saw Brian and gave him towels while they called 911.
However, at 5:45 a.m., officers were notified that Brian died at the hospital.
Officers learned that the stabbing happened at Marwood Plaza Apartments and Brian ran to a neighboring tavern to find help.
Officers conducted an extensive neighborhood search for Tyler, but didn’t find him. Police said there is no immediate danger to neighborhood residents.
Tyler is described as a white male, 6-feet-tall, 190 pounds with short red hair and blue eyes. Anyone who sees Tyler is asked to not approach him and call 911.