Midnight stabbing leaves 1 dead, 1 in custody on city’s south side

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INDIANAPOLIS — One man is dead following a stabbing at a south side apartment complex early Wednesday.

It happened at midnight in the 5000 block of Turtle Creek Court at Brookwood Apartments, near S. East St. and Thompson Rd. Police were called to the area on a report of a person stabbed. They found a man with multiple stab wounds, according to investigators.

He was transported to Eskenazi Hospital and was later pronounced dead. The Marion County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 23-year-old Jacob Lee Burns.

Another male, also believed to be approximately 25 years old, was detained and taken in for questioning.

Homicide detectives are interviewing witnesses to determine the circumstances that led to the fatal stabbing. The attack happened when Burns was visiting a family living in a top-floor apartment in the complex. Something happened and a knife was produced which led to the stabbing that led to Burns’ death, investigators said.

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