Father Of Slain 9-Year-Old Tyshawn Lee Charged With Shooting 3 People
More sad news coming out of Chicago in connection to the slaying of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee.
Lee’s father, Pierre Stokes, has been arrested and charged with shooting two men and the girlfriend of one of the suspects in his son’s murder.
Chilling Details Of Tyshawn Lee’s Death Revealed As 3 Gang Members Are Charged With 1st Degree Murder
Via The Chicago Tribune:
A spokeswoman for the Cook County state’s attorney’s office confirmed that Pierre Stokes, 25, was charged with three counts of aggravated battery with a firearm and one count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon in the shooting of a woman and two men at 5:45 Tuesday in the 7900 block of South Ashland Avenue.
Law enforcement sources identified the woman as the girlfriend of Corey Morgan, who is in custody awaiting trial in Tyshawn’s killing. About three weeks before Tyshawn was lured from a Dawes Park play lot and executed, Morgan’s brother was killed and mother wounded as part of a long-running gang feud, police have said.
In the latest shooting, Morgan’s girlfriend suffered a graze wound, while the two men were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with non-life-threatening injuries.
A statement issued by police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the latest shooting shows the challenge confronting police in dealing with the rampant gang violence.
“Mr. Stokes, who was involved in a gang lifestyle, ultimately suffered an unspeakable loss with the calculated execution of his son,” the statement said. “Despite this, he continued to engage in the same gang activity that started this initial cycle of violence.
“CPD will continue our efforts to disrupt gang activity in Chicago and at the same time work with our community partners through our gang call-ins to try and urge gang members to see the casualties of that lifestyle and offer alternatives like job placement, training and education options,” the statement said.
Stokes allegedly shot Morgan’s girlfriend and the two others on the same day that Cook County prosecutors earlier revealed new details in court about Tyshawn’s execution-style killing, including allegations that the gunman had considered torturing the fourth-grader by cutting off his fingers and ears.
Dwright Boone-Doty had been ordered on Tuesday to be held without bail in the killing of Stokes’ son following the filing of charges against him. He is the second individual to be charged in the shocking killing — Morgan had been taken into custody shortly after the boy’s Nov. 2 death. Prosecutors have implicated Boone-Doty as the gunman who shot Tyshawn.
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