Updated: Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 11:35 AM ET
A portrait of a hardened killer emerged Tuesday as Chicago authorities mapped out their case against Dwight Boone-Doty, 22, who is charged in the execution-style shooting of nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee, reports DNAinfo Chicago:
Boone-Doty was held without bail Tuesday after prosecutors described the brutal murder of Tyshawn — and how seemingly proud of himself Boone-Doty was after allegedly committing it.
“Shorty, he was like he couldn’t take it no more,” Boone-Doty reportedly said as he repeatedly laughed and described shooting Tyshawn in the face, according to prosecutors. “Shorty couldn’t take it no more.”
Tyshawn was hit in his back, forearm and head, and part of his thumb was shot off as if he were raising his hand to block the shots, prosecutors said previously. Boone-Doty was facing Tyshawn when he shot him, something he had wanted to do “because he was so little,” according to prosecutors.
Boone-Doty was in the midst of creating a rap song about Tyshawn’s death and noted that he regretted “not going back to the park to kill more kids,” Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney George Canellis told a judge during a bond hearing, notes the report.
SOURCE: DNAinfo Chicago
A 22-year-old Chicago man has been charged in the execution-style shooting of Tyshawn Lee, whose death in November rankled the nation and became the latest symbol of problems with gun violence in America.
Dwight Boone-Doty, who was already in Illinois’ Cook County Jail on unrelated gun charges, faces first-degree murder charges for firing the fatal shots at 9-year-old Tyshawn, who was lured from a playground to an alley, USA Today reports. The child was shot several times in what authorities believe to be a gang-related retaliation directed at his father, Pierre Stokes.
Stokes has told reporters that he is not in a gang and does not think his son’s shooting was retaliation for anything related to him. Meanwhile, Boone-Doty has also been charged with another murder. No details regarding that crime are immediately available.
At least three people were suspected of taking part in the murder of Lee, a shooting that cast a spotlight on a spike in violent crime in Chicago, the third-largest city in the United States.
In the weeks following the killing, Corey Morgan, 27, of Lansing, Illinois, was also charged with first degree murder.
[Former] Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy called Lee’s shooting “an act of barbarism” and said Morgan and the other suspects were all members of the same gang.
Chicago police have planned a Tuesday press conference to discuss the case.
This is a developing story…