- In the latest in a series of retaliatory shootings amid a South Side gang war, the father of Tyshawn Lee has been charged with shooting the girlfriend of one of the men in custody for the killing of his 9-year-old son, authorities said Sunday.
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 for shooting 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 connection with 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.
Amazing how these felons keep getting guns, but if a law-abiding type wants a gun, it's mounds of paperwork and days of waiting. And these folks (or people) certainly aren't using them for self defense, but rather offense. And the deliberate targeting of non-combatants in the never ending ghetto thug life drama? No one seems bothered by that as long as those darn police are still employed.