Pierre Stokes (left) and his 9-yr-old son, Tyshawn Lee who was shot and killed in November. (Photos/Chicago Police Dept. and AP Photo)
CHICAGO (AP) — The father of a 9-year-old Chicago boy who was shot and killed in November has been charged with shooting three people.
The Chicago Tribune reports (http://trib.in/1SKL19U) that 25-year-old Pierre Stokes was charged with three counts of aggravated battery with a firearm and one count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon in connection.
Stokes is accused in a shooting that occurred Tuesday, the day authorities announced charges against 22-year-old Dwright Boone-Doty in the Nov. 2 killing of Stokes’ son, Tyshawn Lee.
The boy was one of 400 homicide victims in Chicago last year, but the fourth-grader’s death shocked the city because, according to police, he was killed because of his father’s gang affiliation.
Information from: Chicago Tribune, http://www.chicagotribune.com