Former Arizona Wildcats cornerback Bobby Wolfe made the mistake of his life after shooting his girlfriend in their apartment, saying he thought she was an intruder.
Police in Pasadena, Texas, charged Wolfe with manslaughter following the death of Chrisheena Lee, the 23-year-old mother of their 2-year-old child. Fortunately, the child was with another relative when the shooting occurred.
“We’re going to have to tell her that her mom was a beautiful Black woman. She loved her,” Annie Lee, the deceased’s grandmother, said to local news station ABC13. “I want to give a message to all the women, men, boys, and girls. Domestic violence is no game. I hear about it on TV all the time, and it hit my home.”
Just before 3:30 a.m. on Monday, Wolfe told authorities that he heard someone breaking into their apartment door he grabbed his gun and fired six fatal shots. However, police disputed, saying Wolfe fired at least seven shots, with six hitting Lee.
“I’m hurting because my baby’s in the morgue. My oldest granddaughter,” Annie Lee continued. “He didn’t have to shoot her six times.”
Family members of Chrisheena Lee, 23, believe domestic violence led to her death.
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Now police are trying to decipher Wolfe’s story.
“We’re going to collect shell casings. We’re going to look at the trajectory of the bullets and compare that to his statement and try to see if everything matches up,” Sgt. Raul Granados said on Monday. “If it truly is accidental, obviously, this is a very sad situation. If he did believe there was a break-in and, in fact, there wasn’t, he ended up shooting his loved one.
“It’s a very difficult situation for him. If there was an intruder, obviously, we want to find maybe doorbell cameras, maybe cameras at the apartment complex, to see if we are going to have to look for a suspect out there, or what happened at the door that startled him enough to get his weapon out and start shooting.”
Wolfe is being held on $500,000 bond, although prosecutors initially asked for a much lower bond of $75,000. However, on Tuesday, Judge Joy Thomas decided Wolfe was a threat to public safety and ruled his bond should be higher.
Wolfe has no prior felony convictions or history of violence; however, he does have two children and is unemployed. Before charges were filed, Wolfe was held on an outstanding warrant from May 2021 for speeding and driving without a license.
Lee’s family members are painting a very different picture of the circumstances.
“She’s been getting away from him. She’s been telling the family he’s stalking her,” Christina Lee’s cousin, Tasha McCoy, said to ABC13. “He just wouldn’t leave her alone.”
The six bullet holes in the apartment were reportedly in the bathroom leading to more suspicion from the family regarding the suspected intruder narrative.
“He should be in jail,” another cousin, Travis McCoy, said. “You didn’t have to go to this extent, and then you lie about it, and cover it up. It just doesn’t make sense.”
“I want the charges upgraded, the murder, life sentence, yes I, do,” Annie Lee, the victim’s grandmother, said.