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Chicago police say 22-year-old Dwright Boone-Doty has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee.

A 22-year-old Chicago man has been charged in the execution-style shooting of Tyshawn Lee, whose death in November rankled the nation and became the latest symbol of problems with gun violence in America.

Dwight Boone-Doty, who was already in Illinois’ Cook County Jail on unrelated gun charges, faces first-degree murder charges for firing the fatal shots at 9-year-old Tyshawn, who was lured from a playground to an alley, USA Today reports. The child was shot several times in what authorities believe to be a gang-related retaliation directed at his father, Pierre Stokes.

Stokes has told reporters that he is not in a gang and does not think his son’s shooting was retaliation for anything related to him. Meanwhile, Boone-Doty has also been charged with another murder. No details regarding that crime are immediately available. 

Via Reuters:

At least three people were suspected of taking part in the murder of Lee, a shooting that cast a spotlight on a spike in violent crime in Chicago, the third-largest city in the United States.

In the weeks following the killing, Corey Morgan, 27, of Lansing, Illinois, was also charged with first degree murder.

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[Former] Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy called Lee’s shooting “an act of barbarism” and said Morgan and the other suspects were all members of the same gang.

Chicago police have planned a Tuesday press conference to discuss the case.

This is a developing story…

SOURCE: USA Today, Huffington Post | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty | VIDEO CREDIT: Inform

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