Bond Denied for Father of Murdered Boy

By Jennifer Keiper, WLS-AM 890 News 

(CHICAGO) Bail has been denied for the father of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, who was shot and killed last fall.

25-year-old Pierre Stokes is accused of shooting two men and a woman, on March 8, the same day authorities announced charges against 22-year-old Dwright Boone-Doty in the November killing of Stokes’ son – Tyshawn Lee.
Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez last week said that Boone-Doty lured the boy into an alley because of his father’s gang affiliation.  “Doty took out a gun and shot Tyshawn multiple times, at close range.  This defendant was facing the child when he shot him,”  said Alvarez.
​Pierre Stokes is charged with multiple counts of attempted first degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon for last week’s shooting near 79th and South Ashland.
Police say 2 men, documented gang members, were struck in the arm.  The girlfriend of Corey Morgan – who is also charged in Tyshawn Lee’s murder – suffered a graze wound to the face.
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