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Springfield police investigating city's 4th homicide of 2015

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) - Springfield Police are investigating a stabbing that ultimately became the city's 4th homicide of 2015.

Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney said police were called to the Maple Commons Apartments at 56 High Street shortly after 9:00 p.m on Monday night responding to man who had been stabbed in the leg.

Officers noticed drops of blood leading into the hallway of the building. After following a trail of blood to the third floor, officers found a male laying on his back in an apartment suffering from a stab wound.

The 38-year-old Springfield man was transported to a local hospital by AMR where he was pronounced dead at 10:15 p.m.

The victims name has not yet been released.

"Detectives have worked on this case around the clock," Delaney said. "It is possible that the homicide is drug related in nature."

Police are continuing to investigate. If anyone has information regarding this case, please contact the Springfield Police Detective Bureau at 413-787-6355.

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