Chicago Black Man Arrested For Execution-Style Killing Of 9-Year-Old Tyshawn Lee
Still no marches or protests for Tyshawn. BLM unavailable for comment.
A 27-year-old man has been arrested in the execution-style shooting of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee.
Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi confirmed Corey Morgan, of the 7800 block of South Hoyne Avenue, has been arrested in connection with the shooting. Guglielmi did not provide further details on the arrest, but said police would have a formal announcement later Friday.
Morgan has been a person of interest from the start. Last week, he was arrested on a weapons charge in Oak Lawn, after police found him and another man with loaded .40-caliber semi-automatic handguns.
Police had been running tests on those weapons since the arrest, but it was not immediately clear if the guns have been linked to Tyshawn’s murder.
Morgan and co-defendant Dwight Boone-Doty were given $1 million bail for the gun charges. Morgan was released after posting his $100,000 bond. Morgan has been repeatedly questioned about Tyshawn’s murder.
Tyshawn, who was in fourth grade, was shot multiple times at close range with a .40-caliber weapon, after being lured into an alley at 80th and Damen, near his grandmother’s house, on Nov. 2. More