Gun used in Chicago boy's murder purchased in New Mexico | KOB 4

Gun used in Chicago boy's murder purchased in New Mexico

Kai Porter
March 20, 2018 06:30 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Prosecutors in Illinois have revealed a gun used to kill a 9-year-old Chicago boy in 2015 was sold in New Mexico.


According to court documents, there were a total of eight guns mailed from New Mexico by the same person, including the one used to murder 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee.

In a crime that shocked the country, Corey Morgan is one of three men accused of the murder. Police say it was in retaliation for another murder and the child's father belongs to a rival gang.

According to court documents obtained by KOB, Corey Morgan's brother, Anthony Morgan is accused of using Walmart money transfers to pay an associate, only identified in court documents as "Individual A" to purchase eight guns in New Mexico and mail them to Illinois.

The documents state that between February 2015 and May 2016, "Anthony Morgan and Individual A devised a plan to have Individual A purchase and obtain firearms in New Mexico for Morgan, and then ship the firearms to Morgan in Illinois via the United States Postal Service."

The Chicago Sun-Times reports prosecutors say one of those guns was used to murder Lee. Another one of the guns sent from New Mexico to Illinois was also linked to a second murder in Chicago.


Kai Porter

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