Chicago man charged in 9-year-old boy’s shooting death

A Chicago man who has been in custody since mid-November is charged in the death of a 9-year-old boy who police say was lured from a playground and shot in the head because of his father’s gang ties.

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says 22-year-old Dwight Boone-Doty was charged with first-degree murder Monday night in the Nov. 2 death of Tyshawn Lee. The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office says Boone-Doty also is charged with murder in the shooting death of 19-year-old Brianna Jenkins on Oct. 18.

Guglielmi says Boone-Doty was held on unrelated gun charges when investigators connected him with Tyshawn’s death. It wasn’t immediately clear whether Boone-Doty has an attorney who can comment on his behalf.

Another man was charged with murder in November in connection with Tyshawn’s killing.

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