Building tenant faces murder charge in death of Matthew Choi
A man who lived in the same apartment complex was arrested for allegedly stabbing Matthew Choi to death in Southeast Portland on Oct. 25.
Allen Coe was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Taskforce on Wednesday, Nov. 18, the Portland police said in a release. The 30-year-old was identified as the suspect in the attack that killed Choi, who, with his mother, owned Choi's Kimchi Co.
Choi was stabbed inside of his apartment on Southeast 12th Avenue just before 2 a.m. that day, investigators said.
The apartment building has a secure entrance. Several of Choi's neighbors told KOIN 6 News the violent attack left them feeling afraid and less safe. One man who lives in the building said he installed an extra lock on his door and added security cameras.
Coe now faces eight charges, including first-degree murder. The other charges include attempted murder, and two counts each of burglary, identity theft and unlawful use of a weapon.
Coe is being held in the Multnomah County Jail as the investigation continues.
KOIN 6 News is a news partner of the Portland Tribune. Their story can be found here.
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