LOCAL : Police Seek Friend of Victim After Fatal Shooting in Anaheim

From Times Staff and wire service reports

Police in Anaheim were on the lookout today for a 38-year-old man they say is suspected of shooting and killing a longtime friend in his home and then fleeing.

Officers found the body of Lee Madison Fox slumped in the bedroom of his house in the 1500 block of South Dallas Drive with a gunshot wound to the head.

Neighbors told police that Fox had arrived home shortly before 10 p.m. on Wednesday with his friend, Craig Joseph Leff of Long Beach, said Sgt. Chet Barry of the Anaheim robbery-homicide detail. It was not clear where the two men had been prior to that, he said.

Within minutes, neighbors reported, a shot rang out and Leff ran from the home, Barry said. When officers arrived, they discovered Fox’s body leaning against a hide-a-bed inside his home.


Officers recovered the apparent murder weapon, a revolver, he said. After interviewing neighbors, who were acquainted with both men, investigators had yet to develop a motive for the slaying, Barry said this morning. There was no eyewitness to the shooting, he said.