LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (WATE) — The Loudon County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred overnight Thursday involving two roommates.

The Loudon County 911 Center received a call just after midnight Thursday from a man stating he had stabbed another man, according to a Loudon County Sheriff’s Office social media post. Deputies and EMS arrived on the scene in the 900 block of Old Lee Highway in Philadelphia, Tenn. where they found the body of a deceased 52-year-old man with several stab wounds.

The victim was identified as Daniel Cisneros.

Erick Santano (Loudon County Sheriff’s Office)

An arrest warrant for first-degree murder has been issued for 20-year-old Erick Santano, who was detained at the scene. According to Loudon County Chief Deputy Zac Frye, Santano was charged with first-degree murder and is being held on a $1 million bond.

“This is a tragic and senseless outcome to a very avoidable situation and our detectives are working diligently to examine all of the evidence available to us to determine why this happened,” Sheriff Jimmy Davis said. “All of the evidence and findings will be presented to Attorney General Russell Johnson’s Office for their review. This is a very active investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.” said Davis.

LCSO says per protocol in any homicide investigation, the body of the victim was transported to the Knox County Regional Forensic Center for an autopsy. Investigators are awaiting the results from that procedure to be completed.

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“Our thoughts and our prayers are with the families of those involved,” Sheriff Davis said.

EDITORS NOTE: This story has been updated with new information.