GRESHAM, Ore. – Police have arrested two men in connection with what they said was a gang-related stabbing in Gresham on Wednesday.
Around 3 a.m., 24-year-old James Bass was stabbed in the arm, torso and neck near the 7-Eleven at 18735 E Burnside, said John Rasmussen with Gresham police.
Bass was reportedly in a confrontation with the suspects in the 7-Eleven parking lot. The argument escalated into a fist fight, which led to Bass getting chased down Burnside Street.
The suspects then caught up with Bass and stabbed him in the driveway of a nearby trailer park, Rasmussen said. Bass then stumbled back to 7-Eleven where he was found and taken to Oregon Health & Science University in critical condition.
Police arrested both suspects Thursday. Carlos Gonzalez-Consuegra, 21, of Portland was arrested after he was identified by an officer on patrol on Southeast 182 Avenue and Southeast Yamhill Street around 10 p.m.
The second suspect, Eric Farfan, 24, was arrested at his house in the 600 block of Southeast 180 Avenue after detectives obtained a search warrant for the location.
Farfan and Gonzalez-Consuegra were charged with assault and taken to the Multnomah County Detention Center.