Former Duarte football player Brandon Lee was shot and killed on Tuesday.
Lee, a 2007 graduate, led the Falcons in tackles with 134 as a senior and 113 during his junior season. He rushed for four touchdowns as a senior, and three during his junior campaign.
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Father speaks on shooting
MONROVIA – The father of a 19-year-old man shot and killed in Monrovia Tuesday said Wednesday his son was shot in the arm last summer and had recently moved back to Duarte after a semester of college in Fresno.
Willie Lee, 43, of Duarte said his son, Brandon Lee, was unable to play football at a Fresno junior college after being shot and wounded, but returned to Duarte recently to attend and play football at Pasadena City College.
Lee said his son, a former football team standout at Duarte High School, was studying to be a paramedic.
His son was shot and killed at a home in Monrovia on Tuesday night. Police said the deceased man might have been affiliated with a street gang.
Lee said his son was not a gang member but knew people who are in gangs.
The shooting happened at about 7:50 p.m. in the 500 block of Almond Avenue, just blocks from where a swarm of officers raided a home in an on-going investigation into several recent gang shootings.
Monrovia police Lt. Alan Sanvictores said the shooting appeared to be gang-related.