Man Charged in Execution-style Killing of 9-Year-Old Tyshawn Lee in Chicago


A 22-year-old man was charged on Monday with the execution-style killing of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, a Chicago boy who in November was lured into an alley and shot in a grisly gang-retaliation murder, police say.

Dwight Boone-Doty, who was already in the Cook County Jail on unrelated gun charges, has also been charged with another murder. Police say he was the trigger man in the Tyshawn Lee murder.

Police previously said that Tyshawn’s father had gang ties, and that they believed the boy was killed in retaliation for an incident in which 25-year-old Tracey Morgan was killed and his mother was wounded shortly after leaving a gang call-in meeting called by police to try rein a boiling feud between rivals on the city’s South Side.

Police arrested and charged Morgan’s brother, Corey Morgan, with first degree murder for Tyshawn’s death in November but said that at least two other suspects were believed to be involved in the killing. Police had previously said they were searching for a man named Kevin Edwards, who they said was also involved in Tyshawn’s killing. Prosecutors said that Corey Morgan and another man watched Tyshawn’s killing from a getaway vehicle parked near where he was gunned down.

Tyshawn’s killing was preceded by another deadly shooting. Five days after Tracey Morgan was gunned down, 19-year-old Brianna Jenkins was fatally wounded as she sat in a car with a 20-year-old member of gang involved in the feud. The 20-year-old man was wounded in the shooting.

Police did not immediately offer details about the other murder for which Boone-Doty has been charged. But Anthony Guglielmi, a Chicago Police Department spokesman, said that an investigation involving the Cook County State’s Attorney office, FBI and the intelligence section of Cook County Sheriff’s Department overseeing the jail led to information that Boone-Doty “targeted, lured and executed” Tyshawn.

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SOURCE: USA Today, Aamer Madhani