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UPDATE: Name released in deadly Cedar Rapids stabbing

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

UPDATE:  Cedar Rapids police have identified the 18-year-old stabbing victim as Christopher Arteberry Jr. of Cedar Rapids.

Cedar Rapids police officers responded to 6725 College Park Court SW at 2:09 a.m. Friday morning for an 18-year old man with a stab wound.  Emergency medical care was initiated at the scene and Arteberry Jr. was transported to Mercy Medical Center.  He was pronounced dead at the hospital approximately one hour later.

The police department is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding this fatal stabbing incident.  Several individuals were brought to the Cedar Rapids Police Department for questioning.

No arrests have been made at this time; however this an active, ongoing investigation.

An autopsy will be conducted by the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner.

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Police are investigating after an 18-year-old was stabbed and killed overnight.

The victim was found at The Reserve apartments in the 6700 block of College Park Court SW just after 2 a.m.

Friends of the victim are still in shock after they say they watched the young man struggle for life.

"He was bleeding from his chest and he was gasping for air," says Deric Gienau, who only knew the victim for a couple of days.

Gienau's friend and neighbor knew the victim for much longer.

Friends say us they saw the stab wound and they saw the knife but they aren't sure what happened or exactly where their friend had come from.

He kept begging to, praying like he would live like he was like please don't let me die, repeatedly," Gienau told us.

Friends believe the victim showed up at the apartment they were at in order to get help.

"There was a moment where he stopped breathing and my friend had to do compressions and it was a lot," Gienau says.

Calling for police, they began to realize the severity of their friends injury.

"When we noticed how much blood was all over him and then going outside to like call the police in and looking at the ground and realizing the trail of where he started and where he, how far he came," Gienau told us.

Workers at The Reserve would not allow KWWL to get close to the scene, but we do know police tape still surrounded the apartment late this morning.

Many questions remain unanswered as to what exactly happened.

It was an unimaginable morning for friends who witnessed the aftermath.

"I don't want to cry but like I don't I don't know like that's scary like that's really scary," Gienau says.

Police say they have questioned multiple people, at this time no arrest have been made.

The investigation is ongoing and an autopsy will be done.

At this time the victim's name is not being released while officials work to notify family members.

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