A man picked up on a gun charge was being questioned by Chicago police detectives in connection with the slaying of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, law enforcement sources told the Chicago Tribune.
The same man was already questioned about Tyshawn's death at Area South police headquarters Nov. 4, the sources said. He was released without being charged at that time.
The man, 27, was arrested Monday after leaving a hotel in southwest suburban Oak Lawn after Chicago police received a tip that he was in possession of guns, the sources said. Police confiscated two guns from him, according to the sources.
Police later filed unrelated charges of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon against the man. Records show he is a convicted felon who by law cannot possess firearms.
A second man, 21, arrested with the person of interest was also charged with the same weapons violations, according to court records.