Two men are in custody and a third being sought in the shooting death of 9-year old Tyshawn Lee earlier this month in Chicago.
Lee's death rocked the city of Chicago as the boy was lured into an alley and executed at close range.
Authorities accuse Corey Morgan, 27, of shooting Lee over his father's alleged gang ties. Morgan, along with Dwight Boone-Doty, are in custody (Boone-Doty on unrelated charges).
Morgan is being held without bail as police are still seeking a third suspect, Kevin Edwards.
The exceptional depravity of the case has garnered national attention and highlighted the extreme violence afflicting Chicago this year.
Chicago Police Superintendant Garry McCarthy said of the gang with which Morgan is alleged to belong, "That gang just signed its own death warrant."
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel praised the work of the Chicago police department, stating, "I would like to commend Superintendent Garry McCarthy, the leadership of the Chicago Police Department, and the men and women of the police force for identifying the individuals believed to have targeted and killed nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee. All of Chicago grieves for this young life taken far too soon, and we must ensure that justice is served."
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