Investigators claim Dwight Boone-Doty was Tyshawn Lee's executioner

By Chris Harris
Updated March 08, 2016 01:45 PM
Credit: Chicago Police Department

Chicago police have arrested a second man for the November murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, who police say was lured away from a playground into an alleyway where he was shot in the head – possibly as retribution for his father’s alleged gang ties.

According to police sources, Dwight Boone-Doty, 22, has been identified as Tyshawn’s alleged “executioner” who fired the fatal bullet. He was charged Monday night with first-degree murder.

Boone-Doty has also been charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder for his alleged involvement in a shooting that occurred last October, a police source confirms.

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The slain boy was shot multiple times at close range, not far from his grandmother’s house, according to investigators.

In a statement, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said that Boone-Doty’s “reprehensible acts define barbarism and cowardice.” Guglielmi also claimed the defendant would “face justice for killing Tyshawn.”

It wasn’t immediately clear if Boone-Doty had an attorney but he remains in custody without bail.

Not long after the shooting, police arrested 27-year-old Corey Morgan on murder charges. Morgan has not yet entered a plea to the charges against him.