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DeShon Lee

Do you know who murdered DeShon Lee and Lonell Franklin in 2010?

  • Last updated: November 11, 2022
  • Denver, CO
  • January 11, 2010

Overview of DeShon Lee

In January of 2010, Deshon and his friend were killed during a drive-by shooting.

On the night of January 11, 2010, DeShon Lee and his friend, Lonell Franklin, got into an altercation with an unidentified individual at a Denver, CO liquor store. After leaving the store, the men are stopped at a traffic light when a gray or silver SUV pulls next to them and starts shooting at their car. DeShon initially survived the shooting, but died on the way to a local hospital, and Lonell was declared dead at the scene. A third woman was in the car with them and was also shot, but survived the shooting. After the shooting, the SUV fled the scene.

Where the case stands today.

Today, more than 12 years have passed since DeShon and Lonell lost their lives on January 11, 2010. The case remains unsolved and is considered to be a ‘cold case’ by authorities. If you have any information regarding DeShon and Lonell’s murder, please contact the Denver Police Department at (720) 913-2000 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867) or through their online tip form. There is a $2,000 reward being offered for information leading to the individual(s) responsible for DeShon's death.


  1. Date Found:January 11, 2010
  2. Date of Death:January 11, 2010
  3. Age at Incident:19
  4. Race:African-American / Black
  5. Gender:Male

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