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Two accused in stabbing of Syracuse Police Chief's son

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The Syracuse Police Chief's son has been stabbed for the second time in less than three months.

Syracuse Police say Frank Fowler, Jr., 21, was stabbed and assaulted by two men just after midnight Jan. 6 at the Upstate Convenience Market on South Avenue. He was taken to an area hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Police say Fowler was inside the convenience store near West Kennedy Street when he was confronted by two men and stabbed by one. Police have charged Demetrius Archie, 23, of Onondaga Avenue, with second-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Police say he stabbed Fowler, then left the store, later located by police in the parking lot of nearby B&B Lounge.

Also charged is Antwan Underwood, 23, of Midland Avenue, who police say participated in the assault. He was charged with second-degree assault, resisting arrest and second-degree harassment in connection to the assault. He was subsequently charged with third, fourth and seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, after police say they found a quantity of crack cocaine on him.

Police say the motive for the stabbing is still under investigation.

This is the second time in recent months that Fowler has been stabbed. In October, he was taken to the hospital after a melee at a Cicero bar. More than 100 people were fighting in the bar when Fowler and four others were injured. Fowler took himself to the hospital to be treated for those non life-threatening wounds.

Anyone with information on this stabbing is asked to call the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 315-442-5222. All calls will be kept confidential. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP