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Brooklyn man’s death from apparent overdose ruled a homicide: sources

The Marlboro Houses in Brooklyn. (Photo via Google Maps)

Detectives are now investigating a 72-year-old man’s mysterious death inside a Brooklyn apartment last weekend as a homicide, police announced on Monday.

Cops discovered Leslie Lee, 72, of 86th Street in Gravesend’s Marlboro Houses unconscious and unresponsive in a bedroom of an apartment on West 11th Street at 11:17 p.m. on Feb. 7.  

Responding paramedics pronounced Lee dead at the scene. A preliminary investigation revealed that the victim may have died of an overdose, sources familiar with the case said.

Police believe Lee wasn’t alone when he expired, one source said, but they’re not sure who was with him at the time. Officers from the 60th Precinct and NYPD PSA 1 responded to a 911 call about an unconscious man at Lee’s apartment, but they could not ascertain as to who made the call.

As of Monday, police have not identified any possible suspects or made any arrests. The investigation is ongoing.

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