Drug Deal Gone Bad

(WACO POLICE DEPARTMENT) --- Drug deal gone bad leaves one man dead and two suspects at large.

On Saturday night (10-26-13) at 10:30 pm, Waco Police responded to a shooting at the Lafayette Apartments located at 2503 Ethel. On scene they discovered forty-four year old w/m, Leslie David Lee of Purmela, TX, deceased from several gunshot wounds.

The initial investigation has revealed that Lee and a female acquaintance went to ...the apartments to complete a drug deal they had arranged. As Lee and the female were in the process of the deal they were approached by two black males who were armed with handguns. It is believed the black males were robbing Lee and the female for the drugs.

During the robbery Lee is believed to have made an attempt to draw his handgun he was carrying and was shot several times in the neck and face. The suspects fled the scene and no arrests have been made at this time. The female with Lee was not injured during the robbery.

Lee was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace, DeCluitt. Judge DeCluitt has ordered Lee's body sent to Dallas for an autopsy.

Waco Police Special Crimes Detectives, Crime Scene Unit and Victim Services responded to the scene to assist Patrol.


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