David Sumlin, the Los Angeles man who is accused of domestic violence and killing his ex-girlfriend’s puppy, has been arrested after a two-week manhunt.
According to a press release from the LAPD, Sumlin, 32, became involved in an argument with the victim on January 2, 2024, around 11:50 a.m.
After the argument, David Sumlin held a pillow over the victim’s dog and pointed a firearm into the pillow.
He then stated, “It’s either you or the dog.”
Police said Sumlin proceeded to fire two rounds into the pillow striking the 4-month-old puppy.
Sumlin fled the apartment on foot.
Central Area officers transported the puppy to a local animal shelter where it died.
After a two-week manhunt, David Sumlin was located on January 15, 2024, around 12:10 a.m. and arrested.
Federal prosecutors told KTLA that Sumlin had previously been convicted of at least four felonies including attempted robbery, assault with a firearm, and transportation of a controlled substance for sale.
Due to his previous felonies, he is prohibited by law from owning a gun and ammunition in California.
Because of this David Sumlin is facing a federal charge of posting a firearm as a felon for the incident involving the puppy.
His bail has been set at $50,000.