DeKalb County

Who killed Carmen Lee? Police say 25-year-old was innocent victim of road rage

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Police are searching for witnesses that may help them track down a shooter that fired off two shots into an SUV, killing a 25-year-old woman.

The shooting happened along Peachtree Industrial Boulevard over Memorial Day weekend, and investigators say road rage may be the motive.

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Carmen Lee died when police said one of those bullets hit her in the head. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lee’s friend, who asked only to be identified as Sophia, is making a plea for someone to come forward.

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“Just call and give that information. It’s so important for our whole community, so we can feel safe again,” Sophia said. “She was probably the most gentle person that I knew. She was very non-confrontational. She was very soft-spoken and kind.”

The shooting happened on May 29 as Lee drove along Peachtree Industrial near Tilly Mill Road in Doraville.

Sophia said Lee was on her way home from a gathering at Sophia’s home when the gunfire erupted.


“She was just someone who is gone too early,” Sophia said.

Earlier that same night, Doraville police said they responded to another call where a driver said someone fired several shots at his car as he drove along Peachtree Industrial near Winters Chapel Road.

Officers said that case was also an incident of road rage.

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Hours later, police found Lee’s White RAV 4 against the left median wall, not far from the scene of the first shooting.

Police said they are working to determine if the two shootings are connected.

“It’s really important, not just for closure for her family and friends but important for the Atlanta community,” Sophia said.

If you have any information about this homicide or saw anything suspicious that night, you’re asked to call the Doraville Police at 770-455-1000. Authorities said even the smallest detail could help bring a killer to justice. You can remain anonymous.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help Lee’s family with expenses.