Radio Cab Driver Remembered As Caring, Witty, Loving

Police have released the name of the cab driver who was attacked and killed by a passenger Sunday night.

His family describes 43 year old  Reese McDowell Lawhon, in this statement.

“Reese was the most caring, witty, loving son, brother, uncle and dear friend you could possibly imagine having. He had the best gift of making people laugh and smile, and his attention was constantly fought over by his six very young nieces and nephews with whom he could never get enough of. Hailing from Fort Worth, Texas, his immediate family consists of two amazing parents and two younger sisters while his extended family is full of the tightest-knit group of longtime friends that gather regularly in Portland to celebrate each other. Both families are in extreme grievance at this time. The Lawhon family would like to thank the Portland police department, the EMTs that were on the scene, Radio Cab and the DA’s office for all performing their jobs seamlessly. Please respect the family’s need for privacy as they navigate this unimaginable road together to remember Reese McDowell Lawhon.”

Portland Police identified the suspect in the stabbing death as 30-year-old Moses Lopez.  They booked Lopez into the Multnomah County Detention Center. He faces charges of Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Police say they found the victim near the intersection of Southeast Washington Street and Water Avenue Sunday.  

This is the 22 homicide and second fatal stabbing this year, according to PPB.

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