Man charged in fatal shooting of Chicago boy, 9

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Man Charged in Murder of 9-Year-Old Chicago Boy

March 7 (Reuters) - A 22-year-old man was charged on Monday with killing a 9-year-old Chicago boy who was lured from a park into an alley and shot several times in what authorities said was gang-related retaliation targeted at his father.

Chicago police said the suspect, Dwight Boone-Doty, faces first degree murder charges for firing the fatal shots at Tyshawn Lee last November.

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At least three people were suspected of taking part in the murder of Lee, a shooting that cast a spotlight on a spike in violent crime in Chicago, the third-largest city in the United States.

In the weeks following the killing, Corey Morgan, 27, of Lansing, Illinois, was also charged with first degree murder.

Chicago police have planned a Tuesday press conference to discuss the case.

The Cook County state's attorney's office couldn't immediately be reached for comment about the charges.

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Corey Morgan

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Tyshawn Lee

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The Saint Sabina church and other area churches offer a reward at the site where Tyshawn Lee, 9, was fatally shot in Chicago's Gresham neighborhood on Monday. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 05: People attend a candlelight vigil in memory of nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee outside his father's home on November 5, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago Police Superitendant Garry McCarthy claims Lee was lured from a park into a nearby alley and executed because of his father's gang ties. Pierre Stokes, Lees father, denies being in a gang. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Tenesha Reed, mother of Demarius Reed reacts as Father Michael L. Pfleger of Saint Sabina church talks during a visit to the site were Tyshawn Lee, 9, was fatally shot in Chicago's Gresham neighborhood on Monday. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
A makeshift memorial sits Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 where Tyshawn Lee was fatally shot in Chicago. Lee, 9, was shot Monday in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
A reward sign and messages hang Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, near where Tyshawn Lee was fatally shot in Chicago. Lee, 9, was shot Monday in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
Antwan Burns-Jones, 31, left, William Moore, 35, and David Lee, 23, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, as Moore adds a basketball to the memorial for Tyshawn Lee, 9, who was fatally shot in Chicago's Gresham neighborhood on Monday. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
Dean Andrews, right, chief of detectives with the Chicago Police Department, speaks to the media after the fatal shooting of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, in Chicago. (Brian Nguyen/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
Chicago police investigate the fatal shooting of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee near 80th Place and Damen Avenue in Chicago on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 05: A tear runs down the face of Pierre Stokes, the father of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, during a candlelight vigil held outside his home in memory of his son on November 5, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago Police Superitendant Garry McCarthy claims Lee was lured from a park into a nearby alley and executed because of his father's gang ties. Stokes denies being in a gang. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 05: Police officers watch from across the street as people attend a candlelight vigil in memory of nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee outside his father's home on November 5, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago Police Superitendant Garry McCarthy claims Lee was lured from a park into a nearby alley and executed because of his father's gang ties. Pierre Stokes, Lees father, denies being in a gang. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 05: Pierre Stokes, the father of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, gets a hug during a candlelight vigil held outside his home in memory of his son on November 5, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago Police Superitendant Garry McCarthy claims Lee was lured from a park into a nearby alley and executed because of his father's gang ties. Stokes denies being in a gang. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, Nov. 10, 2015 -- People attend the funeral for 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee in Chicago, the United States, on Nov. 10, 2015. Tyshawn was shot at close range near his grandmother's home last week in South Chicago. Police said the child was lured into the alley and killed in retaliation for his father's alleged involvement in gang activity. (Xinhua/He Xianfeng via Getty Images)
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Police have said the crime was linked to rivalry between Lee's father, a suspected gang member, and another group, and was connected to at least two other murders. The boy's father, Pierre Stokes, has denied being involved in a gang.

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy called Lee's shooting "an act of barbarism" and said Morgan and the other suspects were all members of the same gang.

(Reporting by Victoria Cavaliere)

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