Area man arrested in Cincinnati on murder charge
Editor's note: updated with video
PADUCAH — A local man faces murder charges in connection with an early Tuesday shooting death outside an area apartment complex.
Law enforcement in Cincinnati arrested Donald R. Fowler, 28, of Paducah, on two McCracken County bench warrants Tuesday evening.
Police responded to the Elmwood Court apartments just after 3 a.m. Tuesday.
Officers found Michael T. Bouie, of Memphis, Tennessee, with multiple gunshot wounds. The 24-year-old was transported to Western Baptist Hospital where he later died.
Witnesses at the apartment complex told police they heard gunshots and when they came outside, they found Bouie laying on the sidewalk.
Detectives developed Fowler as a possible suspect Tuesday afternoon. They received information that Fowler and his girlfriend, Lindsay Clapp, had fled Paducah and travelled to Cincinnati.
Police contacted investigators in Cincinnati and requested assistance in locating the couple.
Detectives travelled to Cincinnati Tuesday night to interview Fowler and Clapp. They returned to Paducah Wednesday and got a warrant charging Fowler with murder.
Police charged Clapp with hindering prosecution because they say she assisted Fowler in leaving Paducah and traveling to her mother’s home in Cincinnati.
She and Fowler remain in the Hamilton County Justice Center, awaiting extradition to Kentucky.