Chicago: Man Charged With The Brutal ‘Assassination’ Of 9-Year Old Boy
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A Chicago man who police say shot a 9-year-old boy in the head after he was lured from a playground to be killed because of his father’s gang ties has been charged with first-degree murder.
Dwight Boone-Doty, 22, was charged Monday night in the Nov. 2 death of Tyshawn Lee. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Boone-Doty has been held since his November arrest on unrelated gun charges.
It wasn’t immediately clear if Boone-Doty has an attorney who can comment on his behalf. Neither the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office nor the public defender’s office immediately responded to phone messages seeking that information.
Police say Tyshawn was targeted because of his father’s gang affiliation and a recent series of shootings between two rival gangs, the Gangster Disciples and the Black P Stones, in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.
Authorities believe three men were involved in Tyshawn’s killing. More