Police arrest second suspect for Robinson Pal’s stabbing


Police have arrested a second suspect for the fatal stabbing of 29-year-old Robinson Pal in January.

Police on Wednesday announced the arrest of Devonta Johnson. Johnson, 27, is being charged with second-degree murder while armed and is scheduled to appear in court March 3 for an arraignment.

Police said they found Pal and another victim on the 1100 block of 17th St. on Jan. 31 with stab wounds. Both were rushed to the hospital where the second victim was treated and released, but Pal later died.

A second suspect, 35-year-old Antoine Byrd, was arrested February 17 and was charged with first-degree murder while armed. Byrd is being held without bail.

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