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No bond for third suspect charged with Tyshawn Lee’s murder

(CHICAGO) The alleged getaway driver connected to the fatal shooting of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee was ordered held without bail on Wednesday, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

Kevin Edwards was the third suspect to be charged, effectively closing the case that Cook County Judge James Brown said “shocked the city to its core.”

“Actually, it shocked the nation. … That a 9-year-old boy could be executed while playing basketball because he was related to a gang member,” the judge added.

Edwards, of the 10600 block of South Green Street, has always been enrolled in special education classes, Assistant Public Defender Kathryn Lisco told Brown.

Given his “minimal mental faculties,” he could not come up with such a deadly plot, Lisco argued as 23-year-old Edwards stood in a gray sweatshirt and black and red pajama pants.

But Edwards, a member of the Bang Bang Gang Terrordome faction of the Black P-Stones, had threatened to retaliate in a shooting that killed his co-defendant’s brother, Assistant State’s Attorney Jamie Santini said.

He allegedly said those who killed 25-year-old Tracey Morgan on Oct. 13 “tweaked and everybody must die.”

Police have said Tyshawn was killed in retaliation for Morgan’s murder, who was killed after he left a police-sponsored meeting of parolees whose goal was to resolve gang conflicts in the area.

Pierre Stokes, Tyshawn’s father, allegedly belongs to a faction of the rival Gangster Disciples.

The alleged gunman, 22-year-old Dwright Boone-Doty, and Morgan’s brother, 27-year-old Corey Morgan, have already been charged with the murder and are being held without bail at Cook County Jail.

A car Edwards was in was stopped for a traffic violation over the weekend and he was arrested for resisting arrest and obstructing a peace officer, according to the Vermilion County sheriff’s office.

Edwards jumped out of the car and took off running before he was caught a block away, Santini said. He gave the arresting officer a false name.

Edwards was held at the jail in Danville before he was transferred to Chicago.

A first-degree murder warrant has been out for Edwards’ arrest since about four weeks after Tyshawn’s slaying on Nov. 2, 2015.

Authorities have said Tyshawn was lured into an alley and killed execution-style in the 8000 block of South Damen in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood. Boone-Doty offered to take the boy to a store for candy and walked him down the alley before shooting him repeatedly at close range, prosecutors allege.

Witnesses said they saw Edwards’ dark-colored SUV follow Tyshawn and Boone-Doty into the alley, Santini said.

After the shooting, Boone-Doty jumped into the van, which the murder suspects later wiped down with cleaning products, Santini said.

The internal global positioning system was reset and the SUV was abandoned.

But police were able to retrieve the GPS data, which showed that Edwards’ SUV was parked in and around Dawes Park at the time of Tyshawn’s murder, Santini said.

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