Wednesday night stabbing is Des Moines' 24th homicide of 2017

A 42 year old Des Moines man is the city's 24th homicide of this year.

Des Moines Police say they were called to the 1100 block of Euclid Avenue around 5:54pm.

Officers say they found 42 year old Jerry Lavelle Martin with a stab wound in the upper torso of his body. He was taken to an area hospital but died of his injuries.

Police have arrested 39 year old Michael Lee Bell, Jr. and charged him with first degree murder.

Bell's being held without bond in the Polk County Jail.

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