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Police have arrested the suspect and identified the victim in the Friday altercation.

COURTESY PHOTO: MCSO - Shawn HamiltonGresham police have arrested the suspect in a fatal stabbing over an apartment complex parking space on Friday afternoon.

Shawn Hamilton, 53, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on one charge of second-degree murder.

The victim is identified as Robert "Randy" Ricketts, 68.

According to the Gresham Police Department, officers responded to reports of a stabbing at the Hogan Woods Apartments located at 1645 N.E. 20th St. at 4:26 p.m. Sept. 3. When they arrived, the officers located one injured male victim and one male suspect.

Ricketts was transported to a local hospital but later died of his injuries. An autopsy by the Multnomah County Medical Examiner determined the manner of death to be homicide.

Officers learned a disturbance over a parking space at the location led to the stabbing. Detectives believe several additional witnesses to the altercation have not been contacted or interviewed by police.

Detectives are asking for any additional witnesses to please call the Gresham Police tip line or email Detective Brandon Crate at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The tip line numbers are 503-618-2719 or toll free at 888-989-3505.


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