Elkhart man found guilty of killing roommate during alcohol-fueled argument

Elkhart Police // Alyssa Foster
An Elkhart man has been found guilty of killing his roommate during an alcohol-fueled argument.
The shooting happened back in August 2021 at a home in the 400 block of North Michigan Street.
Police were called, not once, but twice to the home.
The first time was for a verbal argument between the suspect, Dustin McKee and the victim, Brandon Lowe. Neither men would tell police what the argument was about. About 90 minutes later, McKee called 911 and said he shot Lowe. Officers arrived to find McKee covered in his roommate’s blood.
As the jury deliberated, this week, McKee pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon and unlawful use of a firearm.
It’s not known whether how, or even if, that last-minute plea will factor into his sentencing, which is set for late February.


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