Police: 1 arrested, 1 killed in crash during Norwalk drug bust
Police say a drug bust operation in a Norwalk apartment complex resulted in an arrest and a fatal accident Thursday morning.
Members of the Norwalk Police Department's Special Services Division were on the scene at the Colonial Village Apartments to arrest Michael Massey, who held four active warrants for the sale of narcotics. The division had been investigating him for several months.
According to a police release, officers pulled up to Massey and ordered him out of the car he was in. Massey instead fled, narrowly missing police officers, and drove down Suncrest Road. He then fled on foot toward the center of the complex where he was eventually taken into custody. Authorities say they recovered 10 bags of heroin and a bag containing crack-cocaine that Massey discarded during the pursuit.
During the arrest of Massey, police also attempted to pull over Vincent Fowlkes, a rapper who performed under the name "Kuda Cracc."
A police release says Fowlkes also fled police with his brother in the car on Scribner Avenue in a reckless manner. The vehicle was then involved in a crash.
Both occupants were transported to Norwalk Hospital, where Vincent Fowlkes later died. His younger brother is in a medically induced coma, according to family.
Police say they found a large amount of drugs inside the vehicle Fowlkes was driving. It was not immediately clear why police decided to pull over the vehicle.
Fowlkes' family told News 12 Connecticut that Vincent did not know Michael Massey.
Friday afternoon, an attorney for Fowlkes' family sent Norwalk police a letter asking they preserve all dashcam and body camera footage, as well as any texts between officers involved in the incident.
State police have taken over the investigation.