Chicago Police arrest man for gang hit on 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee

27 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Arrest made in 9-year-old’s killing in Chicago.

Chicago cops arrested a gang member in murder of 9-year-old boy Friday, finally charging a man they had questioned immediately after the shooting — and they are still hunting for another suspect.A Chicago man has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, who was lured into an alley and gunned down just doors from his home earlier this month.

One man was booked on murder charges Friday, a second is in custody but not yet charged and the third is on the lam, officials said at a Friday press conference. Corey Morgan, 27, of the South Side of Chicago, was expected to appear for a bond hearing this afternoon at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, according to Cook County state’s attorney spokeswoman Sally Daly. Chicago’s South Side has seen a drastic rise in homicides in recent months, but Lee’s death in particular has captivated the city, prickling the conscience of many in Chicago. “Whoever did this, there is a special place for them,” he said. “I hope they never see daylight, and I think anybody who knows who this is… you have a moral responsibility” to come forward. 1. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, who has called the killing “probably the most abhorrent, cowardly, unfathomable crime” he had seen in his 35-year career, will hold a news conference about the charges at Area South police headquarters, 727 E. 111th St.

Police first questioned Morgan two days after the fourth grader’s Nov. 2 death, but the “documented gang member” was released without charges, McCarthy said. Morgan’s brother, Tracey Morgan was fatally shot Oct. 13 after leaving a “gang call-in” meeting, an anti-violence effort by Chicago police and other law enforcement. Police have been investigating whether Morgan, a reputed member of the Terror Dome faction of the Black P Stones, was followed by a rival gang member who also attended the meeting in a Chatham church.

Sabina Catholic Church on the city’s South Side, called Tyshawn’s killing a “new low” for Chicago. “There used to be some codes, some barriers, some lines that used to be drawn in the community, some things in the city that were not acceptable,” Pfleger said. “An execution of a baby took place on our watch in the city of Chicago. He also expressed frustration with police, saying investigators seemed more interested in him than in finding who fatally shot Tyshawn. “They’re more worried about me.

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