JURUPA VALLEY: Former UCLA Player Arrested For Attempted Murder After 2016 Pot Shop Shooting

Over the weekend, a former UCLA football player was arrested in connection with the June 30, 2016, attempted robbery and shooting at a Marijuana dispensary in Rubidoux. The shooting was reported around 2:40am after three males entered Kings Palace Dispensary in the 6100 block of Mission Blvd. At least one of the men brandished a firearm and shots were exchanged between an armed security guard. As a result, an employee was struck by the gunfire. All three males fled the area in a dark colored vehicle. The employee was transported to an area hospital in stable condition. New details provided by a TMZ Sports report identified the ex UCLA football player as 23 year old Craig Lee. TMZ reports Craig Lee was a key piece of one of the school’s best recruiting classes ever. According to TMZ Sports, Lee was arrested for attempted murder and attempted robbery in Los Angeles after a 3 year long investigation. Per the TMZ Sports report, officials say Lee and at least 2 other men entered Kings Palace Marijuana Dispensary in Jurupa Valley on June 30, 2016, when someone from the group shot a store employee. Officials say a security guard in the store returned fire … and that’s when they say Lee and the other suspects bolted out of the place before law enforcement arrived. Prosecutors now say the whole thing appeared to be a robbery gone wrong, because in the arrest warrant, obtained by TMZ Sports, a key witness claims Lee’s role “was to grab drugs and money and run.” Lee is in custody on $1million bond. He’s set to be arraigned in court on Thursday.