CHICAGO (CBS) — The last suspect wanted in connection with the slaying of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee has been arrested after being pulled over in a traffic stop downstate.
The Vermilion County Sheriff’s office confirmed Kevin Edwards, 23, was arrested around after a deputy pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation at around 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Danville. Vermilion County Sheriff’s Capt. Michael Hartshorn said Edwards was a passenger in the vehicle, and fled on foot after the vehicle was pulled over. A deputy chased Edwards and caught him about a block away.
Edwards allegedly gave police a fake name, but later revealed his true identity after he was taken to the Vermilion County Jail, Hartshorn said. Vermilion County investigators believe Edwards might have been in the area since January, using a false name.
Edwards was wanted on an arrest warrant for first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Tyshawn Lee on Nov. 2, 2015.
Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi confirmed investigators were working with the Vermilion County Sheriff to bring Edwards back to Chicago.
Two other men – 22-year-old Dwright Boone-Doty and 27-year-old Corey Morgan – also have been charged with Tyshawn’s murder.