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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News/ STMW) - Police say a man has been arrested and charged in the murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, officials said early Friday.
The arrest was announced on Twitter early Friday by Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. FOX 32's Anita Padilla learned Corey Morgan was charged with first degree murder for the execution-style killing of Lee.
On Nov. 17, police Corey Morgan as "a person of interest" in the Nov. 2 slaying of the fourth grader. Morgan, 27, whose address was listed as in the 7800 block of South Hoyne, was arrested after he left a Hilton hotel near 95th Street in Oak Lawn, authorities say. He was later charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.
Arrested with him was Dwright Boone-Doty, 21, of the 7300 block of South Vernon.
They were stopped in a car on 87th Street in nearby Evergreen Park.
Police allegedly recovered two handguns from the men. They both were ordered held on $1 million bail to the sounds of gasps in the courtroom. Morgan was later released after posting his $100,000 bond.
FOX 32 News learned Morgan was re-arrested early Friday morning and charged with firs degree murder.
A press conference is scheduled for Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. at Area South Headquarters. Stay tuned to FOX 32 News for updates on this developing story.
About 4 p.m. on Nov. 2, Tyshawn was lured into an alley in the 8000 block of South Damen and executed in retaliation against the boy's father, authorities say.
He was shot in the right temple and the bullet went through his left temple, according to a Nov. 3 autopsy report reviewed by the Sun-Times. He was also 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.
Tyshawn, who was just 83 pounds and 56 inches tall, wore black jeans, plaid boxers, an orange Polo shirt and a dark jacket with yellow lining on his final day of life. He had an iPhone charger and a watch on him when he died, but no phone, the report said.
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