Man punched, woman run over by theft suspect at Gresham gas station

White jeep hits woman at Gresham gas station

GRESHAM, Ore. – A woman was run over during a confrontation at a Gresham gas station Wednesday night.

At around 9:30 p.m., Gresham police responded to a disturbance at a Shell gas station at Southeast 181st Avenue and Stark Street. A man and a woman in a newer, white Jeep got into a disturbance with gas station employees.

A Shell manager said the man, seen in surveillance video with long hair and wearing white, stole chips from the gas station. The manager said he went outside to talk to the man about it, and the man started punching him repeatedly. 

The man got in the Jeep, followed by a woman who was with him, and drove away, the manager said. Just as employees figured the Jeep was gone, it came back. The driver hit the gas and ran over a woman in the parking lot. 

Employees say the woman is homeless, and they her to do small jobs like sweeping the parking lot. 

Neighbor Richard Santos lives nearby, and can't believe the news about the hit and run. 

“It’s a tightly knit company and all friends that work there," Santos said. "I hope and pray the community In Gresham works together, and I know the person that’s doing that won’t last long.”

Police said the woman is expected to survive.

Anyone with information about the case should call 503-823-3333.

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