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Des Moines Police Investigating 20th Homicide of 2017

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DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Des Moines Police say a stabbing victim is the 20th homicide victim of the year.

Police were called to 3949 56th Street just before 4:00am on Saturday on a report of a stabbing.  When first responders arrived on scene they found a man suffering from a stabbing injury.  He was taken to a metro hospital where he later died.

A suspect is now in police custody.  No charges have been filed.

This is the 20th criminal homicide of the year in the city of Des Moines.