Man accused of Tyshawn Lee murder to appear in court

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - When 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee was lured to his death and shot execution style, the murder shook the city of Chicago. Wednesday morning, his accused killer will head to court. 

About 4 p.m. on Nov. 2, Tyshawn was lured into an alley in the 8000 block of South Damen and executed in retaliation against the boy’s father, authorities say.

Police believe Tyshawn was killed in retaliation for the Oct. 13 murder of Tracey Morgan, 25, who is the brother of Corey Morgan, records show.

Tyshawn was shot in the right temple and the bullet went through his left temple, according to a Nov. 3 autopsy report reviewed by the Sun-Times. He was also grazed in the back, right forearm and right hand.

Gunpowder residue was found on the left side of Tyshawn’s face, revealing that the shooter likely missed a shot. That bullet likely either grazed his back or struck his right thumb. There were no gunshot wounds on the left side of his face, the report said.

Seven .40-caliber bullet casings were found at the murder scene.

Tyshawn, who was just 83 pounds and 56 inches tall, wore black jeans, plaid boxers, an orange Polo shirt and a dark jacket with yellow lining on his final day of life. He had an iPhone charger and a watch on him when he died, but no phone, the report said.

Corey Morgan was arrested for the little boy's murder on Nov. 17, 2015 and was charged with first-degree murder.

Morgan will appear in court at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.