Domestic Violence and Animal Cruelty Suspect Wanted NR24004ti/lr

January 3, 2024

January 15, 2024 NR24004ml


David Sumlin has been placed under arrest on January 15, 2024, at 12:10 am, Booking # 6742626. Bail has been set for $50,000.00.



Los Angeles: Operations-Central Bureau Family Justice Center Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect of a domestic violence that killed the victim’s pet.

On January 2, 2024, around 11:50 a.m., the suspect, later identified as 32-year-old David Sumlin, became involved in an argument with the victim. After the argument, Sumlin held a pillow over the victim’s dog and pointed a firearm into the pillow. Sumlin then stated, “it’s either you or the dog.” Sumlin proceeded to fired two rounds into the pillow striking the 4-month-old puppy. Central Area officers transported the puppy to a local animal shelter where it passed away.

Sumlin is described as a male Black with black hair and brown eyes. He stands six feet seven inches tall and weighs 200 pounds. Sumlin is a transient who frequents the area of 7th Street and Stanford Avenue in the Downtown Los Angeles area. The firearm used remains outstanding. If you see Sumlin, do not approach and contact 911.

Photograph of the suspect.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Officer J. Roman at Operations-Central Bureau Family Justice Center (213) 709-9017. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.