Reward offered in murder of NC 12-year-old boy

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 Authorities say an Asheville boy’s murder remains unsolved almost a month after he was killed in a double shooting that also wounded a teen.

Asheville-Buncombe Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest in the homicide of Derrick Lee Jr.

The 12-year old boy and an 18-year-old were shot in the early morning hours of July 1.

Asheville police officers found the victims in Lee Walker Heights. Both were taken to a hospital where Lee later died.

Investigators previously told WSPA the victims were shot after a party. 

Lee’s family said he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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“My brother was goofy, he was silly, he just liked making people laugh,” said Lee’s older sister Aaliyah Dobson.

The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that no suspects are in custody.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Asheville Police Department at 828-252-1000, or Asheville-Buncombe Crime Stoppers at 828-255-5050.

Tips can be made anonymously.  

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