The first day of 2004 was just eight hours old when Sioux Falls police were called to an apartment in the downtown area for a serious stabbing. It happened at 12th street and 2nd Avenue, right across the street from the main post office.
The victim was rushed into surgery with life threatening injuries and police immediately began their investigation.
Sioux Falls police had a typically busy New Year's Eve night, but their first serious call shortly after 8 o'clock this morning. Ringing in the New Year meant rounding up evidence for Sioux Falls police.
Our skycam caught emergency crews hauling the victim out on a stretcher. Police immediately knew his injuries were serious.
Sgt. Dave Blades, Sioux Falls Police Department. "There was one male victim he had approximately four stab wounds."
Bechtel Insurance occupies the main floor of the building, but there are apartments upstairs. That's where police found the victim, lying in the hallway.
Sgt. Blades says, "There was one other individual that was there he is not considered a suspect and he is being talked with now to see if he can add any additional information."
Detectives spent the morning looking for clues and scouring the building, inside and out.
"There's a shirt over there and other object and evidence don't know if they tie in at this time or not and that's something we're gonna have to process and see where it leads us."
Where it leads, police hope, is to solving the first major crime of 2004.
Sioux Falls police think the victim and suspect knew each other.