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Third Chicago gang suspect arrested in the killing of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee

May 17, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Third Chicago gang suspect arrested in the killing of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee

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Authorities have arrested a third gang suspect in the horrific gang execution slaying of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee in Chicago last November.

The boy was lured from a playground and fatally shot him point-blank because his father was a ranking member of a rival gang.

Police nabbed 23-year-old Kevin Edwards last weekend in Vermilion County, located in east-central Illinois, two hours south of Chicago.

Vermilion County Sheriff Captain Michael Hartshorn told CNN that deputies arrested Edwards following a traffic stop on Saturday night.

Dwight Boone-Doty, 22, (left) and Corey Morgan, 27, are both charged with first-degree murder in Lee's death

Dwight Boone-Doty, 22, (left) and Corey Morgan, 27, are both charged with first-degree murder in Lee’s death

Hartshorn said before taking the alleged gang suspect into custody, Edwards fled from the passenger side of the vehicle, but was arrested by officers after a short pursuit.

He also gave police a fake name, Hartshorn said.

According to law enforcement officials in Chicago, Edwards was the last of three suspects sought in the case. Prosecutors have also charged 27-year-old Corey Morgan, along with 22-year-old Dwight Boone-Doty, 22, with first-degree murder in Lee’s killing.

Edwards is scheduled to be handed over to the Chicago Police Department, CNN reported.

“We are coordinating with the Sheriff’s Office to send CPD resources and bring him back to Chicago,” Chicago Police Communications Director Anthony Guglielmi told CNN.

John Escalante, the interim superintendent of Chicago police, said that although the city witnesses hundreds of gang-related homicides every year, the death of Tyshawn “was something far more sinister.

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