A Southeastern Michigan community is reeling after the tragic shooting death of “hero” Robert Lee after he reportedly confronted a suspected pedophile at a local restaurant.
Robert, also known as Boopac Shakur, was shot Sept. 29 at Universal Coney Island in Pontiac, Michigan. The self-proclaimed “concerned citizen” reportedly confronted two men inside the restaurant and accused one unidentified man of being a pedophile. The 40-year-old father followed up the indictment by punching the person, and a fight ensued. The man brandished a knife while the second assailant pulled a gun, shooting Robert inside the Universal Coney Island. He later succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital.y
Oakland County Sheriff’s Department and the Pontiac Gun Violence Task Force partnered to apprehend the suspects– ages 17 and 18. They were arrested Saturday night and will be arraigned next week. Before the incident claimed his life, Robert boasted about helping to catch 82 alleged pedophiles. Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard told the publication that while he understood why the family man pursued predators– he didn’t recommend the vigilante approach.
Since Robert’s death, there’s been an outpour of love from supporters and family members alike on Facebook. Quin Lee has set up a GoFundMe on Robert’s family’s behalf. The $30,000 goal is roughly 10% complete. Quin explained that proceeds would go to his daughter, Ah’vyana. – Steve Sijenyi