ARRESTED: Telly R. Johnson, male, 41 years old, Los Angeles resident
PASADENA, Calif.—On Friday, March 1, at approximately 9:05 a.m., Pasadena Police responded to the 100 block of South Euclid Avenue regarding reports of a stabbing victim. Officers found one male victim suffering from stab wounds. Pasadena Fire Department paramedics also responded and transported the victim to a local hospital in critical condition. At the hospital, the victim underwent surgery and later succumbed to his wounds.
The victim has been identified as Byron Young Nettles, male, 52 years old, Pasadena resident.
Officers set up a perimeter in the surrounding neighborhood for the suspect, who reportedly fled on foot. Officers searched the area for the suspect with the assistance of police helicopters and police K9s. After an extensive search, the suspect was not immediately located. Glendale Police Department also provided assistance during the search for the suspect.
Robbery-Homicide detectives responded to the scene for further investigation. Preliminary investigation suggests the incident was not random in nature. A motive for the stabbing remains under investigation. The victim resided in the 100 block of South Euclid Avenue.
Detectives diligently continued their investigation and requested the U.S. Marshal’s Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force to surveil a location in Los Angeles. At approximately 9:26 p.m., the suspect, Telly R. Johnson, was apprehended without incident in the 1900 block of Cordova Street in Los Angeles. Detectives also executed a search warrant at a residence and vehicle in the 1900 block of Cordova Street in Los Angeles.
Suspect Johnson was booked for murder at the Pasadena City Jail, and bail has been set at $2 million.
The investigation is ongoing and no further information is being released at this time.
Anyone with information about this case is urged to call Pasadena Police Detective Todd McDonald at (626) 744-6477. To report information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), download the P3 Tips mobile app on Google Play or the Apple App Store, or use the website www.lacrimestoppers.org.