Roanoke man arrested, charged in death of Malik Sims

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Police in Roanoke have announced the arrest of a Roanoke man in the death of Malik Sims from August 2020.

According to a statement released on Wednesday, March 3 by the Roanoke Police Department, 31-year-old Abdul Fluellen is being charged with first-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Fluellen’s arrest stems from a several-month investigation into the death of Sims from Aug. 20, 2020 in Garden City.

Over the course of the investigation, the department says detectives determined that Fluellen was a suspect in connection with the homicide.

During a March meeting of the Roanoke Grand Jury, detectives presented the case where indictments for first-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony were issued.

Police say Fluellen was tracked down on Tuesday, March 2 and the indictments were served without incident.

The investigation into this crime continues.

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