LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- LMPD has arrested the person responsible for the city's first homicide of 2017.

LaQuinta S. Pearson has been arrested and charged with the murder of 35-year-old Antoine Pearson. Police say she and the victim who are cousins, got into a confrontation which led to the victim being stabbed at a birthday party.

The stabbing happened around 1 a.m. Thursday in the Park Hill Housing complex on South 11th Street.

Police said they found a man stabbed to death outside an apartment.

The Louisville Metro Police Department says they hope this year will be less violent than 2016.

"Anytime that we have a homicide it's a tragedy. I hate that we do have a first one. Unfortunately here we are. Hopefully, this year will be a better year," Lt. Emily McKinley, of the LMPD Homicide Unit, said.

LMPD said they aren't sure if anybody actually witnessed this crime, but they are talking to people in the area to try and get more information.