Comedian Dave Chappelle may have been in more danger than initially suspected when he was assaulted while appearing at the Hollywood Bowl in May.
A roommate of the shooter in that incident testified Friday that Isaiah Lee had used the same replica pistol with a concealed blade to stab him in the abdomen.
Dijon roommate Washington Lee became increasingly erratic in the months leading up to Chappelle’s attack. according to Rolling Stone. Lee allegedly wrote strange notes and bragged about his marijuana use, Washington said.
“He would say, ‘I’m smoking on your brother,’ bragging about how much money he’s making, whatever he was doing, how much weed he was smoking,” Washington testified. “It didn’t make sense to me. I knew that my brother had passed away a few months before that. It was respectless”.
Things escalated on December 2 when Lee attacked Washington after receiving an insult.
“We started fighting and I got stabbed,” Washington testified. Lee fled the house after the stabbing.
Judge Kevin Stennis ruled Friday that there is enough evidence to try Lee for the attempted murder of Washington. With bail set at $1 million, Lee awaits his arraignment on September 30.