CHICAGO — On Friday, prosecutors laid out their case against a man accused of murdering 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee on Nov. 2
Corey Morgan, 27, of suburban Lansing, was charged in the murder. Police have one other man in custody who has not yet been charged, and a third man, Kevin Edwards, is also wanted in the slaying.
Assistant State's Attorney George Canellis said Friday the shooting stemmed from an ongoing feud between Morgan's gang, the BBG (Bang Bang Gang)/Terror Dome faction of the Black P Stones and the Killaward faction of the Gangster Disciples.
The feud came to a boil after an Oct. 13 shooting in which Morgan's brother, Tracey Morgan was killed and his mother was wounded. Morgan was so enraged he threatened to shoot "grandmas, mamas, kids and all" in retaliation, prosecutors said.
Canellis said Morgan and two other men went out daily with guns looking to retaliate, Canellis said. On Nov. 2 they were driving around when they spotted Tyshawn at Dawes Park and one of the men lured him into the alley where they shot him, Canellis said.
Tyshawn was hit in his back, forearm and head, and part of his thumb was shot off as if he was raising his hand to block the shots, Canellis said.
"This murder was committed in a cold, calculated and premeditated manner," Canellis said.
Court documents paint a disturbing picture of the planned attack, explaining that Morgan and his accomplices allegedly saw Tyshawn playing on the swings in a playlot with his basketball beside him. One of the suspects allegedly started dribbling Tyshawn's ball, ultimately luring him into the alley where police say he was "executed."
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