Suspect Arrested, Charged in Murder of 9-year-old Chicago Boy
Chicago police have made an arrest in the shooting death of a 9-year-old boy.
27-year-old Corey Morgan has been arrested and charged with First Degree Murder in the death of Tyshawn Lee.
Police say Lee was lured into an alley and shot on November 2 because of his father’s gang ties.
The boy was shot multiple times in the head and back.
Morgan was questioned in the days after Lee’s death and later arrested on unrelated gun charges.
Police say Morgan is a known gang member with a violent past.
Authorities say they believe there are at least three suspects involved in the shooting. A second suspect is in custody on unrelated gun charges. The third suspect, Kevin Edwards, is wanted for first-degree murder.
“This is a crime that shook our city, and quite frankly, as I talked about, it was an act of barbarism,” said Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy.
McCarthy vowed on Friday to destroy both gangs involved in the shooting.
“We’re going to assign resources to make sure that neither one of those gangs can raise it’s head again,” said McCarthy.