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APD arrests man for killing his brother

June 24, 2022

ALBUQUERQUE -- APD Homicide detectives arrested Decio Lee overnight and charged him for intentionally running over and killing his brother, Donovan Lee, during a dispute Thursday.


Decio Lee, 24, told detectives he met with his brother shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday at his residence, located at 11400 Cochiti Rd., S.E. He said they drank alcohol and had a verbal confrontation before Decio Lee left in a gray Honda. He said his brother followed him in a Dodge Ram pickup truck. Decio Lee said he did not remember anything about his brother’s death.


However, witnesses and video showed the two brothers exit their respective vehicles and appear to enter into a physical altercation. Decio Lee got into the truck and witnesses said he ran over his brother, Donovan Lee, and dragged him down the road.


Decio Lee is being booked into the Metro Detention Center on an open count of murder.


The public can help law enforcement stop crime and solve open cases in our community. If you have any information, please contact Crime Stoppers at 505-843-STOP (7867), or call APD’s non-emergency number at 505-242-COPS (2677).


APD has advocates for victims of violent crimes, including domestic violence and sex crimes. Victims, including family of homicide victims, can call 505-924-6028 to reach one of the advocates. Victim advocates can also be reached by email: [email protected].