Former UCLA Running Back Reportedly Arrested for Attempted Murder
Former UCLA running back Craig Lee was reportedly arrested in Los Angeles and has formally been charged with both attempted murder and attempted robbery.
The 23-year-old, who played for the team from 2013-2015, was involved in an altercation at a weed dispensary back in 2016 that turned violent, according to TMZ.
“Officials say Lee and at least 2 other men entered Kings Palace Marijuana Dispensary in Jurupa Valley, California on June 30, 2016 … when someone from the group shot a store employee.
Officials say a security guard in the store returned fire … and that’s when they say Lee and the other suspects bolted out of the place before law enforcement arrived.
After a 3-year-long investigation into the incident … prosecutors now say the whole thing appeared to be a robbery gone wrong, because in the arrest warrant, obtained by TMZ Sports, a key witness claims Lee’s role “was to grab drugs and money and run.”
Prosecutors put out the warrant for Lee’s arrest last month … and on Friday, they arrested him in Los Angeles on charges of attempted murder and attempted robbery — both felonies.”
Lee continues to be in custody on a $1 million bond.
His family is denying the allegations, releasing the following statement, “Anyone that knows Craig should know pulling a gun on someone with intentions to murder them is not in his character.”
Lee had academic issues throughout his time with the Bruins and never officially logged a single carry before leaving the team in 2015.