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UPDATE: Man dies from injuries after home invasion in Sioux City

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Officials say the invasion happened at this home at 504 39th Street Place in Sioux City Wednesday morning. Officials say the invasion happened at this home at 504 39th Street Place in Sioux City Wednesday morning.
23-year-old James D. Kroll is booked for first degree murder, attempted murder and first-degree burglary 23-year-old James D. Kroll is booked for first degree murder, attempted murder and first-degree burglary
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

One man is dead and another is behind bars facing a charge of first degree murder. Sioux City police say he was bludgeoned with a crow bar, in a home on Sioux City's Northside.

 

Investigators are still trying to determine what led to a murder inside this home on Sioux City's Northside. Police were called to 504 39th Street Place in the early morning hours, about 3 a.m. for a possible break-in.

 

"A neighbor called in, alerted police to some suspicious activity. That's how the call came across," said Young.

 

But Police found much more. When then came through the front door, they found a 54-year-old man lying on the floor, with wounds to his head.

 

"Upon entering, went to the male. They also discovered a female also in the residence that had severe head trauma," said Young.

 

Both victims were taken to Mercy Medical Center. Police say a short time later, the man died of blunt force trauma to the head. 

 

"There was a weapon, we believe, was recovered at the scene and it was a crowbar," said Young.

 

A third person, a female was also in the house at the time, but was not hurt. Detectives then acquired the cell phone number of the suspect.

 

That suspect is James Kroll of Sioux City. After talking with him on the phone, police say he willingly surrendered about 10 a.m. Wednesday. Kroll, 23, is booked into the Woodbury County Jail on charges of first degree murder, attempted murder and first-degree burglary.

 

At this time, police are not releasing the names of the victims until family members are notified, or what type of relationship, if any, there is between them and the suspect.

 

Late Wednesday, there was no update on the woman's condition. James Kroll will make his initial appearance before a judge Thursday morning.

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