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Chicago Man, 27, Charged In Fatal Shooting Of 9-Year-Old

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy (left) and Mayor Rahm Emanuel arrive for a  press conference to address the arrest of Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke on November 24, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Van Dyke has been charged with first degree murder for shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times on October 20, 2014 after responding to a call of a knife wielding man who had threatened the complainant and was attempting to break into vehicles in a trucking yard. Emanuel and McCarthy announced they were releasing police video of the shooting during the press conference.  (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy (left) and Mayor Rahm Emanuel arrive for a press conference to address the arrest of Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke on November 24, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Van Dyke has been charged with first degree murder for shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times on October 20, 2014 after responding to a call of a knife wielding man who had threatened the complainant and was attempting to break into vehicles in a trucking yard. Emanuel and McCarthy announced they were releasing police video of the shooting during the press conference. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Police say a 27-year-old man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting this month of a 9-year-old boy on the city’s South Side.

Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said at a news conference Friday that Corey Morgan of Chicago is in custody. He says the boy was killed as part of a dispute between warring gangs, and he pledged to obliterate the gangs.

The victim, Tyshawn Lee, was gunned down Nov. 2 in what police say was a targeted shooting.

McCarthy has said the boy was lured into the alley and killed because of his father’s gang ties.

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