The father of slain 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee has been charged with shooting three people last week, a spokeswoman for the Cook County state’s attorney’s office said Sunday.
Pierre Stokes, 25, was charged with three counts of aggravated battery with a firearm and one count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon in connection with the shooting Tuesday in the 7900 block of South Ashland Avenue, according to the spokeswoman, Sally Daly.
The shooting occurred on the same day that Cook County prosecutors revealed new details in court about Tyshawn’s execution-style killing, including allegations that the gunman had considered torturing the fourth grader by cutting off his fingers and ears.
Hours earlier on Tuesday, Dwright Boone-Doty had been ordered held without bail in the killing of Stokes’ son. Prosecutors have implicated Boone-Doty as the gunman who shot Tyshawn. Another suspect, Corey Morgan, has been in custody since shortly after the boy’s Nov. 2 killing.
Chicago police believe Tyshawn was killed because of his father’s alleged gang ties. The Killa Ward faction of the Gangster Disciples has been in a long-running and bloody gang war with the Bang Bang Gang/Terror Dome faction of the Black P Stones in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.