Tyshawn Lee’s Mom Says She Grew Up With Son’s Alleged Killer

Karla Lee, mother of Tyshawn Lee, is shocked by new details that emerged in her son’s Monday, Nov. 2 shooting death.

“This whole thing is sickening,” she said during a press conference. “…I’m so shocked about how they lured him in there. I didn’t know they was in a park multiple times. I didn’t know none of that.”

Karla is even more disgusted by the suspect whom the police named as her son’s killer. Police say Corey Morgan and two other gang members spotted Tyshawn at a park and lured him into an alley where they fatally shot him.

Karla told the Chicago Tribune she grew up with Morgan.

“The feeling? Lord Jesus, it’s like I just can’t believe it,” she told the Tribune. “The same guy I grew up with, talked with, played at the park and stuff … (is) the same one that murdered my baby.”

Morgan has been charged with first-degree murder in Tyshawn’s shooting death. Police identified 22-year-old Kevin Edwards as the second suspect. A third suspect has not been named.

Police named Morgan, 27, a person of interest two days following Tyshawn’s murder and brought him in for questioning, but released him the same day.

Morgan was arrested alongside Dwight Boone-Doty Monday, Nov. 16 after they left a Hilton hotel in a vehicle. Police confiscated a .40 caliber gun with 12 live rounds and a .45 caliber gun with 14 live round during their stop. Morgan was released after posting 10 percent of his $1 million bail for the gun charge.

Police suspect Tyshawn’s murder may have been retribution for the murder of Morgan’s 25-year-old brother Tracey Morgan. Tracey was killed in a shooting incident that also left his mother wounded while they were in a vehicle. The fatal shooting occurred after Tracey and his mother left a police-sponsored “put the guns down” meeting with many of the area’s gang members in attendance.

Tyshawn, a student at Scott Joplin Elementary School, was shot several times in the upper body, including the head and back, ABC 7 Chicago reports. He was laid to rest Tuesday, Nov. 10.

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