Justice for Tyshawn Lee came Tuesday when the 9-year-old boy’s cold-blooded killer was charged with first-degree murder.
Despite being charged with the heinous act, 22-year-old gang member Dwright Boone-Doty, bragged in court about luring Tyshawn into an alley in November by promising him treats before shooting him at close range three times, reports the Chicago Tribune.
The innocent child was at the center of a gang-related revenge killing when Boone-Doty, an executioner for the Bang Bang Gang/Terror Dome faction of the Black P Stones, killed Tyshawn because of the boy’s father’s alleged ties to rival gang Killa Ward.
Boone-Doty, the second alleged gang member to be charged in Lee’s murder, wrote all the chilling details in a rap song and contemplated torturing the child by cutting off his fingers and ears before killing him, according to prosecutors.
The criminal’s loose lips are what reportedly got him caught. An inmate Boone-Doty was chatting with while locked up on other unrelated charges secretly recorded their conversations. During those talks, Boone-Doty also detailed gunning down Brianna Jenkins in October. The 19-year-old aspiring nurse was innocently sitting next to the intended target, a rival gang member she’d recently met, according to prosecutors and family.
Just two months before Jenkins was shot, Boone-Doty was released on parole after serving two years on a five-year sentence in a drug and gun case.
The gang feud escalated in October when Bang Bang Gang/Terror Dome member Tracey Morgan was shot and killed and his mother was wounded. Morgan’s brother, Corey, allegedly promised to get revenge for his sibling’s murder by targeting “grandmas, mamas, kids and all.”
On a daily hunt for their victims, Morgan, Boone-Doty and a third suspect, who is still at large, set out to make good on that promise.
Five days after Morgan was killed, Boone-Doty opened fire on a rival gang member’s car and killed Jenkins “because she started screaming,” prosecutors said.
The three men continued their hunt and focused in on Lee’s grandmother. But on Nov. 2 it was the 9-year-old fourth grader they saw instead.
“Shorty, he couldn’t take it no more,” Boone-Doty allegedly said, laughing to the other inmate on how he shot Lee in the head.
On Tuesday a judge ordered him to be held without bail for the murders of Jenkins and Lee. He was also charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery for wounding the rival gang member in the October shooting, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez’s spokeswoman, Sally Daly, said.
“I don’t think I have ever been more disgusted and appalled by such inhumanity,” Alvarez said at a police headquarters news conference on Tuesday. “The intentional murder of Tyshawn Lee is among the worst I have ever seen in my almost 30 years as a prosecutor.”
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