Officials: Gang Member Jokes, Brags About Killing Boy, 9

Allegedly regrets not killing more kids
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 8, 2016 5:10 PM CST
Officials: Gang Member Jokes, Brags About Killing 9-Year-Old
Dwright Boone-Doty   (Chicago Police Department via AP)

The man charged with murdering a 9-year-old boy in Chicago allegedly "laughed and bragged" about the killing while in jail, DNAinfo reports. Prosecutors say 22-year-old Dwright Boone-Doty lured fourth-grader Tyshawn Lee into an alley in November and shot him as part of an ongoing gang feud. According to the Chicago Tribune, an informant in jail while Boone-Doty was being held on an unrelated gun charge was wearing a wire while Boone-Doty discussed the shooting. "Shorty couldn’t take it no more," prosecutors quote Boone-Doty, allegedly describing Tyshawn during the shooting. Tyshawn was shot in the head, back, and arm; part of his thumb was also shot off. Evidence from the scene indicates Boone-Doty likely failed to kill Tyshawn with his first shot, the Chicago Sun Times reports.

Prosecutors say Boone-Doty was writing a rap song about killing Tyshawn while in jail and was sorry he didn't go back to the park where he found Tyshawn to kill more kids. Authorities also claim Boone-Doty—along with two alleged accomplices—at one point planned to kidnap Tyshawn and cut off his ears and fingers. Tyshawn was a backup target after killing his grandmother didn't work out, prosecutors say. A second man has been charged in the killing; a third is still wanted. Boone-Doty was charged with Tyshawn's murder—as well as the murder of a 19-year-old woman weeks earlier—on Monday. The father of three was ordered held without bail. Police say Tyshawn's father belongs to a rival gang. (More Chicago stories.)

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