East St. Louis police investigate fifth homicide in one week

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by Kaitlin Riordan / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on September 30, 2012 at 4:52 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 1 at 9:09 AM

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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- East St. Louis Police are investigating after a man was found stabbed to death Saturday afternoon. It was the city's fifth homicide in the past week.

Police were responding to a domestic battery call at the 1900 block of Gay Avenue just after 2 p.m. when they found a 44-year-old man dead. The victim was stabbed one time in the chest.

A teen was stabbed to death September 24, two days after three young men were killed outside Club VIP on State Street.

This brings the city's total homicides for the year to 18.

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