Police say a fatal stabbing in northwest Calgary stemmed from a domestic conflict between two men.

Kurlan Rick Joseph, 25, of Calgary was found dead from multiple stab wounds at an apartment building in Thorncliffe just before 2 a.m. MT on Wednesday.

The accused, 29, who was located by officers in the area a short time after the killing, has been charged with second-degree murder.

The killing was the result of a dispute between the two men, who were in a same-sex relationship, said Staff Sgt. Grant Miller.

He added that the homicide appears to have been a spontaneous act. The suspect is not believed to have a history with police.

Investigators have the weapon as evidence.

The suspect made his first court appearance Thursday.

This is the seventh homicide in Calgary in 2013.