The Chicago Police Department has made an arrest in the brutal shooting of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee. Lee was lured into an alley and shot execution-style in a suspected crime tied to gang violence. Police believe that Tyshawn’s father is a gang member and his murder was a retaliation killing. Tyshawn was shot in the face and back on Nov. 2 on his way to play basketball.
Police have arrested Corey Morgan on charges of first-degree murder in an act that police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi called an “unspeakable murder.” Morgan has been a suspect in the fourth grader’s killing since the beginning of the investigation. He was arrested last week on weapons charges after police found him in possession of a 40-caliber gun. This was the same type of gun used to shoot Tyshawn. Morgan was given a $1 million bail for the weapons charges and was released after he posted a $100K bond. Police are still running tests on the gun that Morgan was carrying to see if it matches the weapon used to kill Tyshawn. The ruthless killing of Tyshawn shocked the city of Chicago as parents once again questioned the safety of their children on the streets. Chicago is currently on edge over the 2014 killing of teenager Laquan McDonald at the hands of a White police officer.