In the latest series of shootings since the gang-styled execution of 9-year-old Chicago boy, Tyshawn Lee, the boy’s father has been charged in a retaliation shooting. Pierre Jones shot the girlfriend of one of the men who killed his son, just hours after details emerged Lee’s captors intended to torture him.
The Chicago Tribune reports:
A spokeswoman for the Cook County state’s attorney’s office confirmed that 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 the shooting of a woman and two men at 5:45 Tuesday in the 7900 block of South Ashland Avenue.
Law enforcement sources identified the woman as the girlfriend of Corey Morgan, who is in custody awaiting trial in Tyshawn’s killing. About three weeks before Tyshawn was lured from a Dawes Park play lot and executed, Morgan’s brother was killed and mother wounded as part of a long-running gang feud, police have said.
Local NBC news outlet WMAQ-TV reports that Jones took action just hours after suspected killer Dwight Boone-Doty, 22, was charged with murder. Boone-Doty and the aforementioned Corey Morgan planned an all-out gang-related assault after Morgan’s brother was shot and killed last October.
Boone-Doty allegedly said he intended to shoot “all the kids” at the park where Lee played before his fatal November encounter with the men. Authorities say Boone-Doty was hoping to torture Lee and writing a rap song about killing the boy.
The individuals that Stokes shot are all expected to survive from their non-life threatening injuries.
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