Boyfriend suspected of killing a mother of three in her apartment identified by police

Carnell Lee Jr.
Carnell Lee Jr. Hollywood police

Early Wednesday morning, Carnell Lee Jr. shot and killed his 30-year-old girlfriend in her Hollywood apartment and then took off, police said.

Later in the day, the department reached out to the community for help in finding Lee, who they say is “armed and dangerous.”

Police say Correta Bain, a mother of three, was shot at the Hollywood Square Apartments, 5502 Washington St., around 4:30 a.m.

Lee, police said, may have left in Bain’s 2017 Black Nissan Maxima with Florida Tag GJFT47.

Bain’s sister, Victoria Bain, told Miami Herald news partner CBS4 she doesn’t know why her sister was shot.

“I don’t really know what happened, she got shot from [what] I’m being told,” she told the station. “I’m not sure if it was an altercation or what, but I lost a little sister.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hollywood Police Department at 954-764-4357 (HELP) or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477).

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