Chicago police: 2nd man charged in fatal stabbing of chef in Loop last September

Victim identified as 41-year-old Mike Byrnes, who previously worked as a chef

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Friday, February 3, 2023
Man charged in fatal stabbing of chef in Loop last September
Chicago police said a man has been charged in the fatal stabbing chef Mike Byrnes in the Loop last September.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man has been charged in the fatal stabbing of a chef in Chicago's Loop last year, police said Friday.

Last September, police said chef Mike Byrnes, 41, of Blue Island, was in the 400-block of South LaSalle Street at about 10:54 p.m. when two suspects attacked him.

The suspects beat the victim in an attempt to steal his belongings, police said, before dragging him around the corner and continuing to kick, punch and stab him.

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Byrnes was then transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Last September, police announched charges against another man, Anthony Rawls Jr., 28, of Chicago, in the stabbing.

On Friday, police said a second man, Darnell Rawls, 25, of Chicago has been charged with murder and armed robbery. Rawls was arrested Tuesday after being extradited from Louisville, Kentucky, police said.

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Byrnes has worked as a chef at Tri-State Catering and Krapil's Steakhouse and Patio in Worth

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