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Police help man who tackled suspect in Starbucks stabbing

One of the bystanders who stepped in to help broke his glasses in the struggle.

Posted: Jul 15, 2019 5:50 PM
Updated: Jul 15, 2019 5:51 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A man who jumped in to help after a man was stabbed outside a Starbucks in Eugene is getting some help of his own.

Police said Gabriel Pemble, 40, attacked Russell Edmonds at the Starbucks on Willamette Street and Broadway on July 6, and two strangers helped restrain the suspect until police arrived.


Gabriel Pemble

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One of those strangers tackled the suspect and held him down, breaking his glasses in the process. Since then Eugene police got ahold of him to get him a new pair.

“The brave bystanders that intervened in this case, we wanted to reach out to them in order to perhaps offset some of their medical expenses,” Lt. Doug Mozan with the Eugene Police Department said. “I was only able to get a hold of one of them and when I met with him, I heard that he had broken eyeglasses and needed those repaired. He just needed new frames.”

The man’s prescription was expired. But thanks to the Community Cares Fund, the man got a new prescription and new glasses and lenses. The fund was set up by Officer Chris Kilcullen’s dad so police could help people in the community. Many say it’s what Killcullen would have done.

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Mozan said he’s also gotten ahold of the other man who helped tackle the suspect at Starbucks. Mozan helped connect him with White Bird to find housing options.

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