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Roanoke man indicted, arrested in connection with deadly August shooting

ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for shooting and killing someone last August.

Abdul Fluellen, 31 of Roanoke, faces charges of first-degree murder and using a firearm in the commission of a felony.

The two charges are connected to the shooting death of 27-year-old Malik Sims on Aug. 20, 2021.

During the investigation, detectives identified Fluellen as a suspect and when the detectives presented this case to the March meeting of the Roanoke Grand Jury, indictments for first-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony were issued.

Fluellen was then found and arrested without incident on Tuesday.

Sims’ death was the city’s second in two days, following a shooting at a Roanoke McDonald’s the day prior.

Viola Higgins

I’m a mother of 2 little angels that I continuously try to figure out and spend the other half figuring out how to be a great wife. Writing is my passion and I write regularly for the Virginian Tribune and several other national news outlets.

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