LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Little Rock police are conducting a homicide investigation in the city’s south side after what they believe to be a domestic incident.

Officials with the Little Rock Police Department said a homicide investigation is underway after officers responded to the America’s Best Value Inn & Suites at 7900 Scott Hamilton Drive just before 2 a.m.

Authorities said when officers arrived, they discovered the victim, 26-year-old Romisha Simmons suffering from a stab wound. Simmons later died after being transported to a local hospital.

Police announced that 31-year-old Tadese Patrick has been arrested and is facing charges of first degree murder.

LRPD officials said more information will be provided as it becomes available.

This is the 35th homicide of 2023 for Little Rock.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.