Judge to man accused of killing 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee: You are a danger. No bail.

Corey Morgan | Cook County sheriff's office

Corey Morgan | Cook County sheriff’s office

A South Side man man was ordered held without bond Friday for the murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, the Chicago.

In addition to Corey Morgan, at least two others were involved in the fatal shooting after Tyshawn was lured into an alley while he was playing basketball nearby, authorities said.

“This is a crime that shook our city. … It was an act of barbarism, the assassination of a 9-year-old child as a gang retaliation to get back at his father,” Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy told reporters.

Morgan’s arrest was announced on Twitter early Friday by Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.

Cook County Judge Peggy Chiampas lambasted Morgan for “hunting every day with a firearm a week in retaliation.”

“There is nothing this court can do to save grandmas,” the judge said. “You are a danger not only to your self, to your community. No bail!”
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Gang member charged with slaying of Tyshawn Lee, second suspect in custody, warrant issued for third

Chicago Sun-Times

Corey Morgan | Cook County sheriff's office

Corey Morgan | Cook County sheriff’s office

A man has been charged with the murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

Two other gang members are also involved with the murder, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said at a news conference.

Corey Morgan was charged with first-degree murder for the Nov. 2 shooting, according to Sally Daly, a spokeswoman for the Cook County state’s attorney’s office. He was expected to appear in bond court Saturday.

The arrest was announced on Twitter early Friday by Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.

Police were able to narrow in on the suspects with “forensic evidence and community involvement,” McCarthy said.

“We got an awful lot of intelligence from the community,” he said. “This was very clearly not a case of ‘no-snitching’ but there was a lot of fear.”
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Jontaye Walker fatally shot on Thanksgiving in West Ridge

A Thanksgiving Day shooting left Jontaye Walker dead in the West Ridge neighborhood on the North Side.

Walker, 23, was standing outside in the 2200 block of West Thome Avenue about 1:15 p.m. when someone got out of a vehicle nearby, walked up and opened fire, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Police said the shooter then jumped back into a dark green minivan, which sped away northbound.

Walker, of the 6200 block of North Bell Avenue, suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the head and body, and was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:29 p.m., authorities said.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

16-year-old Mysean Dunning fatally shot near his East Garfield Park home

Sixteen-year-old Mysean DUnning was fatally shot Wednesday night in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.

Just before midnight, two people walked up to Mysean Dunning near his home in the 3300 block of West Van Buren Street and shot him in the head, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

He was dead at the scene, authorities said.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Two gang members charged with fatal shooting of Jacques Barnes in Englewood

Antonio Doss | Chicago Police

Antonio Doss | Chicago Police

Chicago Sun-Times Wire
Two men have been charged with the fatal shooting of Jacques Barnes, whom prosecutors called a rival gang member, Sunday afternoon in Englewood.

Antonio Doss 31; and Kwan Ward, 20, are each charged with one count of first-degree murder, according to Chicago Police.

Doss was driving a van westbound on 71st Street and pulled over to the curb after he passed Barnes’ car, according to Cook County prosecutors.

Ward got out of the van, walked up to the van where Barnes was sitting, pulled out a handgun and shot the 20-year-old about 11 times, according to prosecutors.
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59-year-old Kenneth Noble fatally shot, second man wounded in Englewood drive-by

Kenneth Noble was killed and another man wounded in a shooting early Wednesday in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.

The men, ages 34 and 59, were getting into a van about 2:30 a.m. in the 5700 block of South Morgan when someone in another vehicle shot at them, police News Affairs Officer Ronald Gaines said.

The older man, identified as Noble, was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene at 2:56 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Noble lived in the 11000 block of South Wentworth.

The 34-year-old was shot in the shoulder and was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, Gaines said.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

No bond for Chicago cop charged with fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald in 2014

Laquan McDonald (left) and Jason Van Dyke

Laquan McDonald (left) and Jason Van Dyke

Chicago Sun-Times

Less than 30 seconds.

That’s how long Cook County prosecutors said Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke was on the scene before he repeatedly opened fire on a knife-wielding Laquan McDonald, who neither lunged toward Van Dyke nor uttered a word when he asked to drop the weapon.

Sixteen shots in 14 to 15 seconds—and for all but one or two of those seconds, McDonald was already lying wounded on the pavement that night, Oct. 20, 2014.

Van Dyke started shooting his semi-automatic pistol at the 17-year-old just six seconds after he got out the passenger side of his squad car on Pulaski Road and 41st Street, Assistant State’s Attorney William Delaney said. Van Dyke was standing 10 feet away from McDonald.

None of the other seven police officers who were there had fired a shot, Delaney said.
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George Carrero fatally shot while walking in Portage Park

Authorities identified the man shot to death Monday evening in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side as 24-year-old George Carrero.

About 6 p.m., Carrero was walking in the 5600 block of West Byron when he heard gunfire and realized he’d been shot, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Carrero, who lived in the 3500 block of North Linder Avenue, was shot in the back and was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead, authorities said.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Tamar Moore fatally shot while sitting in parked vehicle in Austin

Tamar Moore died Sunday evening, less than an hour after he was shot in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

Moore, 35, was sitting in a vehicle parked in the 5400 block of West Race Avenue about 7:35 p.m. when someone walked up and started shooting, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Moore, of the 5400 block of West Haddon Avenue, was shot repeatedly in the body and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:34 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Alexander Scott gets 55 years for fatally shooting Eric Woods in 2014 in West Garfield Park

Alexander Scott | Cook County sheriff's office

Alexander Scott | Cook County sheriff’s office

Chicago Sun-Times Wire

A man has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for the fatal shooting of Eric Woods last year in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.
Alexander Scott, 31, was found guilty on Feb. 12 of first-degree murder after a bench trial before Judge Charles Burns, according to Cook County court records.

Scott confronted the 25-year-old Woods at Woods’ home in the 900 block of South Springfield Avenue and shot him in the chest on Feb. 27, 2014, authorities said at the time. Woods died at 5:02 p.m. that day at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Eric Woods

Eric Woods

Scott was arrested later that day at his home in the 2200 block of North Campbell Avenue, authorities said.

Judge Burns sentenced Scott to 55 years in prison during a hearing Monday, according to court records. He will receive credit for 635 days served in the Cook County Jail, where he has been held without bond since his arrest.