A man was stabbed outside a Des Moines apartment complex Thursday morning while trying to break up a fight.

26 year old Javon Washington was transported to Broadlawns by a friend, who may have been involved in the fight.

The fight broke out in the Oak View Terrace Apartments just after 2 am Thursday.

Washington says he felt a hit to the stomach and soon realized he's been stabbed.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5 foot 9, with a short fade haircut. He was said to be wearing a dark blue button up polo shirt.