Police arrest murder suspect in man's stabbing death

Police arrest murder suspect in man's stabbing death
Shawn Michael Sanchez

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland police arrested a man on murder and burglary charges in connection with a man’s stabbing death earlier this month.

Detectives arrested Shawn Michael Sanchez, 41, on Thursday night. Police say he stabbed 44-year-old Victor “Todd” Howell.

Howell showed up at a hospital suffering from a stab wound on Sunday, April 6. He died at the hospital.

Detectives served a search warrant at 14630 S.E. Caruthers Street. During their investigation, detectives learned Sanchez’ identity and developed probable cause to arrest him for murder, police said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Detective Molly Daul at (503) 823-0991 or Detective Rico Beniga at (503) 823-0457.