22-year-old arrested in slaying of Lincoln man, 47

22-year-old arrested in slaying of Lincoln man, 47
Michael Dewey

Lincoln police have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with the slaying of a 47-year-old Lincoln man.

Thursday morning, officials received several calls about a man who was on the ground and possibly injured at the southeast corner of North 27th and Holdrege Streets. Just before 9:45 a.m., Lincoln police arrived at the scene and found Desmond Fowler with a gunshot wound. Lincoln Fire and Rescue workers arrived and declared Fowler dead.

Police blocked off the intersection for more than four hours while crime scene technicians scoured the area for forensic evidence and investigators conducted interviews, collected video evidence and canvassed the area for witnesses, officials said.

About 7:50 p.m., officers arrested Michael Dewey at a residence in the 2200 block of South 14th Street on suspicion of first-degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony.

The Lincoln Police Department, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, the Metro Fugitive Task Force and the University of Nebraska Police Department worked on the case.

An autopsy began at 8:30 a.m. Friday, officials said. Police said investigators are continuing to conduct interviews and analyze forensic and digital evidence. The incident began as a disturbance in the 2800 block of Potter Street shortly before the shooting, police said. Potter is just north of Holdrege. The western edge of University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus is about six blocks east of the crime scene.