- Associated Press - Monday, March 7, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - A first-degree murder charge has been filed against a Chicago man in the death of a 9-year-old who police say was lured from a playground and shot in the head because of his father’s gang ties.

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says 22-year-old Dwight Boone-Doty was charged Monday night in the November death of Tyshawn Lee.

Sally Daly, a spokeswoman for Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, tells the Chicago Tribune Boone-Doty was also charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in a separate October shooting.

Guglielmi says Boone-Doty was being held on unrelated gun charges when investigations connected him with Tyshawn’s death. It wasn’t immediately clear if Boone-Doty had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

A news conference about the case is planned Tuesday.

Another man was charged with murder in November in connection with Tyshawn’s killing.

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