Teen kills man who exposed sexual predators online

ROBERT, MI – Authorities have implicated a 17-year-old male in the shooting death of 40-year-old Michigan web personality Robert Wayne Lee II, also known as “Boopac Shakur,” online. Well known for his online antics, Lee often portrayed a teenage girl on the web to entrap potential sexual offenders, exposing them to his broad base of social media followers.

The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office disclosed that the accused, who was 16 years old at the shooting time, faces charges of homicide, felony firearm, and carrying a concealed weapon. His identity has been kept secret, and he is currently being processed as a juvenile offender.

Should a conviction follow, the presiding judge can pass a juvenile or adult sentence or impose a “blended sentence,” encompassing both juvenile rehabilitation and adult punitive measures.

Security footage acquired from the crime scene illustrates Lee embroiled in a conflict with an acquaintance of the defendant. Meanwhile, the footage also shows the accused removing a semi-automatic firearm from his waistband and firing numerous shots at Lee before fleeing the scene. First responders, following an emergency call, hurried Lee to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

In a development on the original investigation, the prosecutor’s office declared that no evidence connects Lee’s sting operation activities to his homicide, earlier regarded as a potential contributing aspect. “This is a tragic incident,” stated Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald. “A physical altercation turned deadly almost instantly because this individual chose to illegally carry a concealed, deadly weapon and then to use it. The vast majority of gun violence deaths, including this one, are preventable.”

The defendant has been behind bars on unrelated charges since the day of the shooting. The additional charges refer to an incident outside a Pontiac supermarket close to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Perry Street on September 20, 2023.

Surveillance footage from the store captures the unfolding of a parking lot brawl between two men, followed by a supposed third party, alleged to be the defendant, emerging from a vehicle to open fire on one of the fighters.