CHICAGO (CBS) — The man accused of the execution-style murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee last year allegedly planned to torture the child by cutting off his fingers and ears, because of the boy’s father’s ties to a rival gang believed responsible for another fatal shooting, authorities said Tuesday.
Dwright Boone-Doty, 22, has been charged with first-degree murder in the Nov. 2 shooting of Tyshawn Lee, and the Oct. 18 shooting death of 19-year-old Brianna Jenkins. He also has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting 20-year-old Deshari Bowens in the attack that killed Jenkins.
Another man, 27-year-old Corey Morgan, also has been charged with first-degree murder in Tyshawn’s death; and authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a third suspect, 22-year-old Kevin Edwards.
“This was a targeted assassination by [Dwright Boone-Doty], Kevin Edwards, and Corey Morgan. These are calculated killers whose actions define the words brutality and cowardice,” acting Chicago Police Supt. John Escalante said.
Boone-Doty allegedly lured Tyshawn away from a basketball court by offering to take him to a store, and then shot him multiple times in an alley.
Prosecutors said Boone-Doty originally planned to kill Tyshawn’s grandmother, and to torture Tyshawn, because Tyshawn’s father, Pierre Stokes, was a member of a rival gang.
“In nearly 30 years of policing, I have never witnessed such a hateful act of treachery and savageness towards an innocent child whose life barely had the chance to flourish,” Escalante said.