Man Charged For Execution Of 9-Year-Old Tyshawn Lee

| by Zara Zhi
Dwight Boone-Doty (left) and Tyshawn Lee (right)Dwight Boone-Doty (left) and Tyshawn Lee (right)

A Chicago man was charged on March 7 for killing a 9-year-old boy, execution style, in November of 2015 after luring him into an alley.

Chicago police say they identified the suspect as Dwight Boone-Doty, 22, and he has been charged with the first-degree murder of Tyshawn Lee, according to police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.

On the afternoon of Nov. 2 Tyshawn was playing basketball in a park on Chicago’s far south side when Boone-Doty lured him into a nearby alley and shot him in the head, reports Fox News.

Boone-Doty was being held on separate gun charges at Cook County Jail in an unrelated case when detectives linked him to the murder.

Authorities previously believed that the boy’s execution was retaliation for the death of 25-year-old Tracey Morgan, who was killed after leaving a gang meeting called by police to rein in a feud between enemy gangs in Chicago’s south side, according to USA Today.

Police apprehended and indicted Corey Morgan, Tracey’s brother, for Tyshawn’s death in November, and were still looking for at least two more suspects they believed were involved in the murder. Authorities had said they were searching for a man named Kevin Edwards, whom they said was also involved in Tyshawn's killing.

District attorneys say that Corey Morgan and another man watched Tyshawn's execution from an escape vehicle parked near the murder site, according to USA Today.

Boone-Doty has also been charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm in relation to an Oct. 18 shooting that left 19-year-old Brianna Jenkins dead and 20-year-old Deshari Bowens wounded, reports Fox News.

In July 2013, Boone-Doty was sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted on gun and drug charges. He was paroled in August 2015, three months prior to the Tyshawn Lee killing. 

Sources: Fox News, USA Today / Photo credit: WFLD via Fox News

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