Orange County

Orange County deputies identify a Durham man fatally shot at home Sunday

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office has identified a man who was killed Sunday in his Durham home as 29-year-old Brandon Lee.

Lee, of 3601 Brockwell Road in Durham, was fatally shot during a domestic dispute, deputies reported Monday. The home is in a part of Durham that is inside the Orange County line.

Deputies responded to Lee’s home around 8:05 a.m. Sunday after Kellie Younts, 25, called 911 to report the shooting, according to a news release. Emergency personnel at the scene confirmed Lee died from his injuries, deputies said.

Deputy Chief Jamison Sykes described Lee and Younts as boyfriend and girlfriend.

They are continuing to investigate and will release more information when it becomes available, he said.

“This loss of life is unfortunate, and reminds us that our community is not immune to domestic violence,” Sheriff Charles Blackwood said. “October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and I encourage Orange County residents to educate themselves about this serious public health issue.”

The Sheriff’s Office urged anyone dealing with domestic violence issues to contact the Compass Center for Women and Families at 919-929-7122 or the Sheriff’s Office Crisis Unit at 919-245-2900.

Virginia Bridges: 919-829-8924, @virginiabridges

Tammy Grubb: 919-829-8926, @TammyGrubb