Tyshawn Lee’s alleged killer, Dwight Boone-Doty, reportedly had plans to kidnap the 9-year-old boy and torture him by cutting off his fingers and ears, Chicago law enforcement authorities said Tuesday.
As previously reported by the Inqusitr, Dwight Boone-Doty allegedly killed Tyshawn execution-style in Chicago this past November.
As reported by ABC7 Chicago, prosecutors said at a press conference on Tuesday that Dwight Boone-Doty allegedly lured Tyshawn away from a basketball court by offering to take him to the store.
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Boone-Doty was in custody on unrelated gun charges when he allegedly gave statements confessing to the two killings.
According to the Chicago Tribune, a break in the investigation came with the cooperation of an inmate who secretly recorded Boone-Doty’s conversations, according to sources for the paper.
Detectives reportedly worked around the clock to monitor discussions between the two inmates, verifying details of what they were hearing.
According to investigators, several witnesses claim they saw Boone-Doty and Tyshawn walk off together into an alleyway, where the boy was shot to death, according to Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.
“Once they reached the middle of the alley, Boone-Doty took out a gun and shot Tyshawn multiple times at close range. The defendant was facing the child when he shot him.”
According to Alvarez, Boone-Doty also told police he planned to kill Tyshawn’s grandmother, who lives not far from the murder scene.
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In a bizarre twist, Alvarez said Boone-Doty claimed he was writing a rap song about Tyshawn’s death when police filed charges against him.
“I have never been so disgusted and appalled by such inhumanity.”
Tyshawn was targeted because his father, Pierre Stokes, was a ranking member of a rival gang, and his death is attributed to a gang war between the Black P. Stones and the Gangster Disciples.
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Acting Chicago Police Superintendent John Escalante said the gun used to kill Lee was illegally obtained, adding that the crime against the 9-year-old was one of the worst he had encountered against an innocent child.
“In nearly 30 years of policing, I have never witnessed such a hateful act of treachery and savageness towards an innocent child whose life barely had the chance to flourish.”
Boone-Doty is facing numerous charges. He was charged with first-degree murder in Lee’s death and for the alleged October 18 fatal shooting of 19-year-old Brianna Jenkins, who he thought was a gang adversary.
In addition to the two first-degree murder charges, Boone-Doty has also been charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting 20-year-old Deshari Bowens in the same attack that claimed Jenkins’life.
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Another suspect, Corey Morgan, 27, has also been charged with first-degree murder in Tyshawn’s death. A third suspect, 22-year-old Kevin Edwards, who remains at large, has a warrant out for his arrest in connection with the shooting.
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The gang war in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood has led to at least 15 shootings, including at least five homicides, since 2011, according to Chicago Tribune sources.
Boone-Doty and Morgan are both being held without bail.
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