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UPDATE: MAX Train Stabbing Victim Identified (Photo) - 04/03/24

The man killed on a MAX train on Friday, March 29, 2024, has been identified as Michael Matthew Brady, 51, of Portland. Brady’s family has been notified of his death. They are requesting privacy at this time, but they did provide the attached photo for public release, as well as a statement about Brady.

“I want people to know that my husband was a great human being, a loving father of a 6-year-old boy, and a loving husband,” Nora Brady said. “Michael Brady was a wonderful person.”

A Medical Examiner determined Brady died of homicide by stab wounds to the torso.

Through witness interviews and a review of the train’s surveillance video, detectives have determined this was an unprovoked attack. Brady, commuting home from work, and the suspect were sitting near each other on the train, but they had no contact prior to the assault.

The Portland Police Bureau recognizes the traumatic nature of this incident for everyone riding the train that evening. PPB would like to acknowledge and thank the passengers who came to Brady’s aid and then spoke with detectives. Additionally, PPB believes there are witnesses who left the scene before police arrived. Anyone with information about this case, who has not yet spoken to police, is asked to contact Detective Shaye Samora at Shaye.Samora@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Michael Schmerber at Michael.Schmerber@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-77028.

Photo description: Portrait of Michael Brady

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***Original Messages Below***

The suspect in the stabbing on the MAX train has been identified as 51-year-old Shondel L. Larkin. He was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on the following charges: Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Detectives continue to investigate this deadly assault. Additional information will be released when appropriate.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective Shaye Samora at Shaye.Samora@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Michael Schmerber at Michael.Schmerber@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-77028.

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***Original Message Below***

One person is deceased after a stabbing on a MAX train.

On Friday, March 29th, 2024, at approximately 6:04 p.m., officers from the East Precinct responded to a report of a stabbing at the 82nd Avenue Transit Station. Officers arrived on scene and found an adult male deceased on the 82nd Avenue Transit Station platform. Additionally, officers took an adult male into custody.

Detectives from the Homicide Detail and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division are on scene conducting witness interviews and processing evidence. The 82nd Avenue Transit Station will be closed for several hours.

The initial investigation revealed that the stabbing occurred on an eastbound MAX train.

More information, including the identity of the victim, will be released at a later time. The identity of the suspect will be released when the suspect is booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Detectives believe that a number of people left the scene without speaking with officers. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective Shaye Samora at Shaye.Samora@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Michael Schmerber at Michael.Schmerber@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 24-77028.

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