(STMW) — The father of slain 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee was ordered held on no bail Monday after he was charged with shooting three people in the Gresham neighborhood, including the girlfriend of one of the men charged in the shooting of the little boy, authorities said.
The father, Pierre Stokes, 25, was charged with three counts of aggravated battery with a firearm and one count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon for a shooting on March 8 that left three people injured in the 7900 block of South Ashland, state attorney’s office spokeswoman Sally Daly said.READ MORE: 17-Year-Old Boy Killed, 4 Injured In Evanston Shooting
“This represents the challenge that police grapple with . . . Mr. Stokes, who was involved in a gang lifestyle, ultimately suffered an unspeakable loss with the calculated execution of his son,” Guglielmi said in a statement. “Despite this, he continued to engage in the same gang activity that started this cycle of retaliatory violence.”
The shooting happened on the same day prosecutors detailed at Dwright Boone-Doty’s bail hearing how the 22-year-old bragged to a fellow inmate about shooting Stokes’ son on Nov. 2.
Boone-Doty is charged with luring the boy into an alley and shooting him in the head, as well as an earlier shooting in which a woman was killed and a man was injured, as part of an ongoing gang feud, prosecutors said. Corey Morgan, 27, also has been charged in Tyshawn’s murder, and police are searching for a third suspect, 22-year-old Kevin Edwards.READ MORE: Man Loses $6,500 To Scammers And Chase Bank Wouldn't Cover Him, Until CBS 2 Stepped In
One of the Stokes’ alleged victims, a 29-year-old woman who suffered a graze wound to the face, is Morgan’s girlfriend, a law enforcement source said. She refused to go to the hospital.
Prosecutors said Tyshawn was killed because of his father’s ties to the Killaward faction of the Gangsta Disciples, whom Boone-Doty and Morgan — members of the Bang Bang Gang faction of the Black P Stones — blamed for the death of 25-year-old Tracey Morgan in October.
Stokes was arrested Friday in the shooting of a 30-year-old man who was hit in the right arm arm, and a 31-year-old man who was shot in the left forearm, at 5:44 p.m. on March 8, Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.
The men were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Daly said. At the time, a police source said the men were documented gang members.MORE NEWS: Woman Dead, Child Among 3 Injured After House Fire In Clearing
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