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Arrest made for drug charges, suspect connected to shooting death of puppy

David Lee Fowlkes, 38, is facing firearm charges, a felony charge for dealing marijuana, and a charge for operating without a license.

Posted: May. 14, 2018 11:21 PM
Updated: May. 14, 2018 11:23 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Police in Fort Wayne arrested a man Monday on gun and drug charges following the shooting death of a three month old puppy. 

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David Lee Fowlkes, 38, is facing firearm charges, a felony charge for dealing marijuana, and a charge for operating without a license. Detectives in the Gang and Violent Crimes Unit followed up on an earlier investigation involving Fowlkes shooting the puppy in the 4500 block of Bowser Avenue. 

Fowlkes is a known violent offender as a result of a robbery conviction. He also had warrants out in DeKalb County. Detectives found Fowlkes in the 4500 block of Avondale Drive Monday while conducting a traffic stop. Police found 261.9 grams of marijuana, a scale, a gun, and a shell casing. 

Fowlkes is currently being held in the Allen County Jail. Animal Care and Control is actively investigating the puppy's death. 

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