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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.
© WLS-AM 890 News, 2016

McHenry and Boone Counties warn about ‘gypsy’ scams


(WOODSTOCK) The McHenry County and Boone County sheriff’s offices are warning residents to watch out for “gypsy” scams after two victims’ houses were ransacked in similar incidents last week.

The first incident took place at 2:50 p.m.  Oct. 14 in Woodstock when two suspects entered an elderly couple’s home by posing as home improvement workers, according to a statement from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office. Once inside, one of the victims was led outside while the suspect’s partner stole the couple’s personal belongings.

About 45 minutes later, a similar scam occurred in Garden Prairie.

In both incidents, the suspects were described as men between the ages of 20 to 40 years old and of Greek or Hispanic ethnicity. They drove a pick-up truck with a white cab or a white cargo van with blue lettering and out-of-state license plates.

The sheriff’s office warns that these scams usually target elderly victims by gaining their confidence to get access to their homes.

If you believe you have been a victim of such a scam or have any information about these incidents, please contact the investigations division at (815) 338-2144.