Police say it all happened at a home in northwest Des Moines Friday night.
When police were called to a house on 13th Street around 9:00 p.m. officers found 54-year-old Floyd Loggins Jr. suffering from at least one stab wound. Attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful and he died from his injuries.
The victim’s father, 82-year-old Floyd Loggins Sr. was arrested and charged with first degree murder. He is being held at the Polk County jail on a $400,000 bond.
Police have not released a motive for the stabbing.
This is the seventh homicide in Des Moines this year.