Kevin Edwards- Illinois- 2015 (CAPTURED!) Nov 28, 2015 13:32:33 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Nov 28, 2015 13:32:33 GMT -5
(Pictured: Above: Kevin Edwards, only remaining suspect in 9-year old Tyshawn Lee murder case. Photo Credit: CBS Chicago)
Police said three men were involved in the killing of Tyshawn, including a man who is already in custody on unrelated charges.
Kevin Edwards, of Chicago, is wanted for first-degree murder, police said.
On Nov. 2 they were driving around when they spotted Tyshawn at Dawes Park. and one of the men lured him into the alley where they shot him, Canellis said.
Tyshawn was hit in his back, forearm and head, and part of his thumb was shot off as if he was raising his hand to block the shots, Canellis said.
Commissioner McCarthy believes 9-year-old Lee's death was related to his father's gang affiliations. "It was an act of barbarism, the assassination of a 9-year-old child as a gang retaliation to get back at his father".
South Side has seen a drastic rise in homicides in recent months, but Lee's death in particular has prickled the conscience of many in Chicago. The father, Pierre Stokes, has said that his son's death had nothing to do with him. He also expressed frustration with police, saying investigators seemed more interested in him than in finding who shot Tyshawn.
"All I can say is that with every thing going on in Chicago to say that people are not interested in what's going on is false", Adam said.
The planned demonstration - which coincides with the busy "Black Friday" shopping day in the USA - comes three days after police released video footage showing Jason Van Dyke shooting the teenager 16 times.
Gangs battle over turf and the right to sell drugs in what's known as the most unsafe neighborhood, Auburn-Gresham, where Tyshawn resided and was gunned down.
A third suspect in the case is now being held on unrelated charges.
Asked about Stokes' cooperation with authorities, McCarthy said he wasn't being helpful, " not at all". "Corey Morgan is a documented gang member, a convicted felon", he complained. "If you have a monster who's willing to assassinate a 9-year-old, what is that person likely to do if they know that somebody's cooperating with the case?"
Police and local activists offered reward money for information that would lead to the suspects' arrests. On Nov. 17, police arrested Morgan, a person of interest in the slaying of the fourth grader.
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