Dave Chappelle attacker charged with attempted murder for December stabbing of roommate, LA County District Attorney says

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The man who attacked comedian Dave Chapelle at the Hollywood Bowl is now charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing his roommate back in December.

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Isaiah Lee, 24, faces one count of attempted murder, the district attorney’s office announced Thursday.

The DA’s office is crediting publicity surrounding the attack on Chappelle with helping the stabbing victim identify his alleged attacker, the DA’s office said.

Lee is accused of stabbing his roommate on Dec. 2, 2021 during a fight at a transitional housing apartment, officials said.

Lee is also identified as the man who rushed on stage at the Hollywood Bowl and tackled Chappelle as he was performing on May 3.

Earlier this month, the district attorney’s office referred the on-stage attack as a misdemeanor case for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office to handle, rather than a felony.

“The publicity generated by the attack on Mr. Chappelle helped police solve this crime,” said District Attorney George Gascón in a statement Thursday. “The incident that occurred at the Hollywood Bowl was misdemeanor conduct and rightfully referred to the City Attorney’s Office. Based on the nature and severity of the December attack, Mr. Lee is now facing felony charges which my office will prosecute.”

Lee pleaded not guilty to the stabbing charge and is scheduled to return to court on June 2.

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