Boy walking home from Washington County MAX station savagely attacked, hospitalized with fractured skull
by The Oregonian
Tuesday October 23, 2007, 1:45 PM
Washington County authorities say a boy was attacked by an older teen Monday night as he and a friend walked home from the Quatama MAX station.
The two boys are 12 and 13; one suffered a fractured skull after he was struck by a heavy metal object. Police this morning speculated that the weapon was a tire iron or a hammer. The other child was not hurt.
The suspects remain at large. Police said police dogs were not able to track them.
After his friend was struck, the other boy ran to a nearby home and called 9-1-1. Deputies arrived to find the victim south of the MAX station along the path they were using to get home.
Police said they are looking for three suspects in their late teens. The boys told police that the suspects said something to them and when they didn't respond, one of the suspects lifted his shirt and displayed a large knife that was tucked in his waistband. Meanwhile, another suspect struck one of the boys in the head with the metal object.
The child is being treated at a local hospital.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Washington County detectives at 503-846-2500.