Tyshawn Lee: Dwight Boone-Doty Arrested In Execution-Style Murder Of 9-Year-Old Boy

Dwight Boone-Doty has been arrested for the brutal and shocking execution-style murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee. Boone-Doty was planning on torturing the little boy before killing him, Chicago prosecutors claim.

Tyshawn Lee was enjoying a warm fall day and shooting some hoops in a southside Chicago park on November 2 when he was lured into an alley and shot in the head, Fox News reports. Police investigators found seven.40 caliber bullet casings at the murder scene.

"Tyshawn Lee was murdered in probably the most abhorrent, cowardly, unfathomable crime that I've witnessed in 35 years of policing," Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said.

Dwight Boone-Doty, 22, was charged with first-degree murder in the Tyshawn Lee case. According to Chicago Police Department representative Anthony Guglielmi, the execution-style murder of the 9-year-old boy was gang retaliation against Lee's father, Pierre Stokes. The estranged father denies being a gang member. Lee's mother, Karla Lee, told local reporters that she was once in a gang but left the street life after she became a young mother.

Boone-Doty was in jail on gun charges in a separate case when investigators spoke with him about the little boy's murder.

Chicago police investigators believe that the execution-style murder of the 9-year-old boy was in retaliation for the October 13 murder of Tracey Morgan, 25. Corey Morgan, 27, the brother of the deceased alleged gang member, was also arrested in connection with the Tyshawn Lee slaying.

Corey Morgan has been charged with one first-degree murder count in connection with the murder and is being held without bail. Kevin Edwards is also being sought by police as a suspect in the fatal shooting of the 9-year-old boy. According to an ABC7 News report, Edwards, 22, is on the run and believed to hiding somewhere in Iowa. The U.S. Marshals Office stated that the suspected killer has ties to individuals in the eastern part of the state.

Dwight Boone-Doty has previously been charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, first-degree attempted murder, and first-degree murder in connection with the killing of Brianna Jenkins, 19, and the shooting injuries of 20-year-old Deshari Bowens.

Jenkins and Bowens were reportedly sitting in a car around 4:30 p.m. in the 7800 block of South Honore in Chicago when they were shot. Brianna Jenkins was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene. Bowens, who was also shot, was driving to the Advocate Christ Medical Center by friends for treatment of gunshot wounds.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Boone-Doty was sentenced to spend five years behind bars in July 2013 for a conviction on drug and gun charges. In August 2015, just three months before the Tyshawn Lee murder, he was paroled. The suspected killer was reportedly arrested for illegally delivering a gun to another individual. Even though Chicago has some of the most stringent gun laws in the nation, it still has one of the highest rates of violent crimes and murders. Local officials have often claimed that lax guns laws in neighboring states are to blame, yet the crime rates in border states remain decidedly lower.

"After the initial announcement of an arrest in the Tyshawn Lee case, the Chicago Police Department conducted a follow-up investigation with Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez, with Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and with the FBI, and were able to ascertain that Mr. Doty targeted, lured and executed Tyshawn Lee," Guglielmi added.

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