Father of slain Chicago 9-year-old boy charged in shooting 3

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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 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.
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Information from: Chicago Tribune