Suspect in Pasadena stabbing arrested, victim dies

A suspect has been arrested in a deadly stabbing in Pasadena that prompted a lockdown of a junior high school and forced several residents to shelter in place on Friday.

Pasadena police say they arrested 41-year-old Los Angeles resident Telly R Johnson.

Johnson is accused of stabbing 52-year-old Byron Young Nettles Friday morning in front of an apartment building in the 100 block of South Euclid Avenue. The victim was taken to the hospital but later died from his injuries.

Nettles reportedly lived and managed the apartment building where the stabbing occurred but it remains unclear if Johnson had any connection to the building or the victim.

Police set up a perimeter containment to search for Johnson who had left the scene before officers arrived. The search prompted nearby Mayfield Junior High School to be placed on lockdown and area residents told to shelter in place. The lockdown and shelter-in-place order was lifted at about 2:30 p.m. Friday.

Authorities say Johnson was taken into custody shortly after 9:25 p.m. Friday in the 1900 block of Cordova Street after serving a search warrant at that location.

Johnson was booked into Pasadena City Jail on suspicion of homicide and bail set at $2 million.

Anyone with any information on this fatal stabbing is asked to call Pasadena police at 626-744-6477.