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‘I Shot Him’: Texas Man Goes To Police Station To Deny He’s Involved In Murder, Ends Up Confessing, Cops Say

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Source: Leon Valley Police Department; UNSPLASH

Apr. 7 2022, Published 4:50 p.m. ET

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A man who paid a Texas police station a visit to insist he had nothing to do with a fatal shooting instead ended up admitting he was responsible for the crime, authorities said.

On April 5, the Leon Valley Police Department said 40-year-old Ladie Gene Lee II spoke with a detective and denied he played a role in the murder of Shelton Fersner III last winter, KSAT reported, citing an affidavit.

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Fersner was found shot in the chest by a stairwell at an apartment complex around 6:35 a.m. on Feb. 21.

Police said when the detective Lee was speaking with mentioned analysts were testing DNA evidence recovered from the scene, Lee allegedly responded: “I shot him.”

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According to police, Lee said he worked as an Uber driver and often picked up passengers at the apartments where Fersner’s body was found.


Lee claimed he heard Fersner arguing with another man, attempted to break up the fight and ended up shooting the victim, police said.

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Lee said he left the scene and disposed of the firearm in a parking lot, according to police.

He was being held on a $250,000 bond.

murder suspect
Source: Leon Valley Police Department; UNSPLASH

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