Dowagiac man arrested for shooting car

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The following is the full release from Dowagiac Police

Dowagiac Police arrest a subject for firing several shots into a vehicle in Dowagiac.

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at approximately 5:15 A.M., Officers of the Dowagiac Police Department were dispatched to the Baymont Inn on Amerihost Dr. in Dowagiac in reference to several shots being fired.  Officers arrived and located a vehicle with several bullet holes in the hood of the vehicle and no one else around.  Officers spoke to people at the hotel however were not able to gain much information about the incident.  Officers attempted to locate the registered owner of the vehicle however were unable to locate that person.  The damaged vehicle was impounded for further investigation.

Officers later located the owner of the vehicle.  The investigation revealed that the vehicle owner, a 25 year old female from Dowagiac, and her boyfriend got into an argument and pulled into the Baymont Inn parking lot to continue arguing.  During the argument the female subject brandished a handgun that she had been carrying.  She did not make any threats with the handgun however advised that she was going to shoot the vehicle they had been driving in so he could no longer use the vehicle.  The boyfriend then took the gun from her and fired several shots into the car.  Both left the area on foot.  Officers recovered the handgun used during this incident.  Officers learned that the male subject is currently on parole for an armed robbery charge.

Dowagiac Police arrested the male subject, 26 from Dowagiac, for Felon in possession of a firearm, Unlawful discharge of a firearm, and two counts of felony firearm.  He was lodged at the Cass County Jail on these charges as well as a parole detainer for violating his parole.  The suspects name is being withheld pending his arraignment in Cass County District Court.  Dowagiac Police were assisted by the Cass County Drug Enforcement Team.


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