David Sumlin (Via LAPD)

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. 

Source: People, LAPD

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