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CPD identifies alleged Tyshawn Lee shooter

Dwright Boone-Doty, 22, is the man who shot and killed 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee in November 2015, Chicago Police officials said. | Cook County Sheriff's Office photo

A man already in the Cook County Jail on a gun case has been charged with the execution-style murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee — and Chicago Police have identified him as the person who pulled the trigger.

Dwright Boone-Doty, 22, is charged with first-degree murder in Tyshawn’s slaying on Nov. 2, 2015, as well another murder and an attempted murder, Cook County prosecutors said Monday night. All three cases are thought to be gang-related, a source said.

“After the initial announcement of an arrest in the Tyshawn Lee case, the Chicago Police Department conducted a follow-up investigation with Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, with Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and with the FBI, and were able to ascertain that Mr. Doty targeted, lured and executed Tyshawn Lee,” said Anthony Guglielmi, a Chicago Police spokesman.

Boone-Doty was charged with five felonies in connection with the three cases prosecutors announced Monday night. Besides the Tyshawn case, Boone-Doty was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the Oct. 18, 2015, slaying of Brianna Jenkins and the attempted murder of Deshari Bowens.

Jenkins, 19, and Bowens, 20, were sitting in a car about 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 18 in the 7800 block of South Honore when they were shot, police said at the time. Jenkins, of the 2100 block of West 69th Street, was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. Friends drove Bowens to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition stabilized.

A poster at a memorial for Tyshawn Lee posted near where he was killed in 2015. Two men charged with the 9-year-old’s murder are on trial.
Pierre Stokes, Tyshawn Lee’s father, wrote “Love You My Boy” on a poster at the memorial where his son was killed in November 2015. | Brian Jackson/For the Chicago Sun-Times
Brian Jackson/For the Chicago Sun-Times


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Boone-Doty was arrested on the gun charge in mid-November, along with another man, Corey Morgan, who was later charged in Tyshawn’s death. At the time, police said Boone-Doty was seen with a gun in his waistband.

Law enforcement authorities were planning a press conference at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the cases. The police department is expected to be joined by Alvarez, Dart and members of the FBI’s Chicago office.

Boone-Doty was sentenced to five years in prison in July 2013 for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and other narcotics convictions, prison records show. He was paroled in August 2015, three months before Tyshawn was lured into the alley in the 8000 block of South Damen and fatally shot.

Police said at the time that Tyshawn was killed in retaliation for the Oct. 13 murder of Tracey Morgan, 25, who was the brother of Corey Morgan, records show.

Corey Morgan, 27, of Lansing, was previously charged with one count of first-degree murder in the boy’s death and was ordered held without bail.

Morgan’s attorney, Jonathan Brayman, previously has said his client denied being involved in Tyshawn’s murder.

Tyshawn was shot in the right temple and the bullet went through his left temple, according to a Nov. 3 autopsy report reviewed by the Chicago Sun-Times. He also was grazed in the back, right forearm and right hand.

Gunpowder residue was found on the left side of Tyshawn’s face, revealing that the shooter likely missed a shot. That bullet likely either grazed his back or struck his right thumb. There were no gunshot wounds on the left side of his face, the report said.

Seven .40-caliber bullet casings were found at the murder scene.