Cops seek 2 suspects in fatal stabbing of man in the Loop

Police are seeking these men in connection with the stabbing death of a 41-year-old man in the Loop on September 6, 2022. | CPD

Chicago police have released images of two men who are wanted for questioning in connection with the murder of a 41-year-old man in the Loop on Tuesday evening. Police now confirm that the victim was stabbed to death in a robbery attempt.

CPD said these two men were walking west on West Van Buren when they confronted Michael Byrnes near LaSalle Street and tried to take his property around 10:50 p.m. They kicked, punched, and stabbed him repeatedly, police said.

Byrnes collapsed in front of a restaurant on the 400 block of South Financial and later died.

Police said the men are between 5’10” and 6-feet tall and weigh 175 to 190 pounds.

Anyone with information about the men can contact Area Three detectives at 312-744-8261. Refer to case #JF-386051.

Police are seeking this man in connection with the stabbing death of a 41-year-old man in the Loop on September 6, 2022. | CPD
Police are seeking this man in connection with the stabbing death of a 41-year-old man in the Loop on September 6, 2022. | CPD

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