(CBS) — Cook County prosecutors on Monday announced murder charges in the Nov. 2 shooting death of Tyshawn Lee as Chicago police said the trigger man in the execution of the nine-year-old has been identified.

Dwright Boone-Doty was charged with the murder of Tyshawn Lee, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office said, and he faces additional charges in connection with two other cases, prosecutors said.

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The murder of Tyshawn Lee was shocking even by Chicago standards. The fourth-grader had been lured into an alley at 80th and Damen and executed, authorities say, because of his father’s gang ties.

Tyshawn was shot multiple times at close range with a .40-caliber weapon, near his grandmother’s house.

Police have said more than one person was involved in the killing. Suspect Corey Morgan, 27, last year was charged with first-degree murder in connection with Tyshawn’s death, but police said they were looking at two other suspects.

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Authorities did not say at the time who they believe fired the shots that killed Tyshawn.

At the time of the boy’s death, then-Police Supt. Garry McCarthy called the killing the most “abhorrent, unfathomable cowardly crime” in his 35 years of police work.

A police spokesperson on Monday tweeted that the department had identified the “executioner” of the boy. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez were expected to attend a news conference Tuesday with Chicago police officials.

 

 

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