DePape, 42, called a reporter from the Oakland-based KTVU news outlet on Friday.
DePape’s call to Lee, the news outlet said, was unexpected. He did not allow Lee to challenge his statements, or ask follow-up questions.
During the call, DePape said he wanted to “apologize” for not going further in the attack.
“I’m so sorry I didn’t get more of them. It’s my own fault. No one else is to blame. I should have come better prepared,” he said, according to KTVU.