Victim ID'd; Arrest made in stabbing

UPDATE @ 5:30 a.m. --

We now know the name of the man who was stabbed to death at a Des Moines apartment complex.

The victim is 42-year-old Jerry Martin of Des Moines.

Police have arrested and charged 39-year-old Michael Bell Jr. with first degree murder. He's in Polk county jail this morning.

Police don't expect any more arrests to be made in this case.

UPDATE @ 10:15 p.m.-- 

One man is dead after a stabbing at a Des Moines apartment complex. We don't know the victim's name, only that he was 42-years-old.

This is the 24th criminal homicide in 2017.


DES MOINES -- One man is in critical condition at Mercy Hospital Wednesday night after he was stabbed. 

Des Moines Police Officers and Des Moines Fire rescue responded to an apartment building near 1100 Euclid Avenue around 6 p.m. Wednesday. Officials told local 5 the attack happened inside the apartment.

Police say they have identified the victim as a 42-year-old male who was stabbed in the upper body. A suspect has been detained, but no arrests or charges have been made at this time.

Here's a link to our live coverage at the scene. 

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