22-Year-Old Charged With The Murder of 9-Year-Old Tyshawn Lee in Chicago

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Chicago Police officers recently announced that they had made another arrest in the death of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee.

Alleged gang-related activity are said to have been the cause of the 9-year-old’s death, and has sparked a debate around the Black Lives Matter movement failure to protest against black on black crime the same way they protest against police brutality.

Via: Fox 32 Chicago

A Chicago man initially planned to cut the fingers and ears off the 9-year-old son of a member of a rival gang but ended up luring the boy into an alley with the promise of a juice box and shooting him dead, authorities said Tuesday.

This undated photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Dwight Boone-Doty, 22, who was charged Monday, March 7, 2016, with first-degree murder in the Nov. 2 death of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee. Police say the boy was lured from a playground and shot in the head because of his father's gang ties. (Chicago Police Department via AP)
(Chicago Police Department via AP)

Dwright Boone-Doty, 22, was charged Monday in the Nov. 2 killing of Tyshawn Lee. He has been jailed since a November arrest on unrelated gun charges. Prosecutors also charged him with shooting two people about two weeks earlier, including a 19-year-old woman who died from her wounds. Authorities said revenge was also the motive in that attack, which the 20-year-old male victim survived.

Police say Tyshawn was targeted because of his father’s gang affiliation and a recent series of shootings between two rival gangs, the Gangster Disciples and the Black P Stones, in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side. Investigators believe that Tyshawn was killed in retaliation for the Oct. 13 gang killing of Tracey Morgan, Corey Morgan’s 25-year-old brother.

Escalante would not say if investigators suspect that Tyshawn’s father was involved in Tracey Morgan’s killing. However, he said the investigation into that killing remains under investigation.

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#RIPTyshawn #BlackLivesMatter #EndBlackOnBlackCrime !!!