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Arrests Announced for Murder of 9-Year-Old Chicago Boy

Chicago police have announced the arrest of one man and said that a warrant has been issued for another in the shooting death of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, a murder that saddened the city earlier this month.

Chicago was shocked over the murder of the boy in Chicago’s Gresham neighborhood.

Tyshawn Lee was playing basketball at a park next to his grandmother’s home on the afternoon of November 2 when a group of people began having an argument nearby. The child had joined the group at some point, but it is unknown if he knew any of them. As the argument grew, someone pulled a gun and fired several shots, at least two of which struck the child.

Almost immediately, though, Chicago police began to suspect that the boy was not just a bystander caught up in an argument but was targeted for death because his father was a gang member.

Now, three weeks after his shocking death, one man has been arrested for Lee’s murder.

On Friday CPD Superintendent Garry McCarthy said that Corey Morgan, 27, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

Superintendent McCarthy also reported that a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Kevin Edwards, 22. Edwards is also being sought in connection with the murder.

“This is a crime that shook our city,” McCarthy said at his Friday morning press conference.

Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston or email the author at igcolonel@hotmail.com

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