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Man charged with murder in fatal shooting of 71-year-old Chinatown man to appear in court – NBC Chicago

A man charged with first degree murder in the fatal shooting of Woom Sing Tse, 71, in Chinatown, is to appear in bail court Thursday.

Murder charges were approved Wednesday against Alphonso Joyner, 23, in the case, according to Chicago police. Joyner also faces charges of aggravated use of a lethal weapon and possession of a revoked FOID card, which are also felonies.

At a recent press conference, Chicago Police provided poignant new details about the case and praised community members for quickly leaping into action in an attempt to find Tse’s alleged murderer.

Authorities said Tse, who lived in Chinatown, was walking through block 200 of West 23e Street when an individual has stopped in a vehicle. Sitting in the driver’s seat, the assailant fired a round of gunfire at Tse, but missed him first.

As the 71-year-old man tried to flee the scene, the gunman fired again, hitting the victim. He then got out of the vehicle, stood over Tse and fired again before returning to his vehicle and fleeing the scene.

Police said they received a description of the vehicle, along with its license plate, minutes after the shooting. Officers then located the car in traffic on the Kennedy Freeway and were able to stop the vehicle and take the suspect into custody without incident.

Authorities allege that Joyner still had the gun, which had an extended magazine, in his vehicle when he was arrested. Police also allege that Joyner had bullet residue on him at the time of his arrest.

Numerous surveillance footage and other evidence was uncovered through the efforts of the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce and other organizations, and Chicago Police thanked residents and business owners for their cooperation in the capture. of the suspect.

“Chinatown is a tight-knit community,” said Grace Chan McKibben, executive director of the Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community. “The Chinatown Chamber of Commerce has maintained a number of security cameras in the area, and we work closely with the Chicago Police Department, so anytime something like this happens it’s devastating, but we are grateful that this was resolved quickly. “

Don Jerome, Commander of the 9th Chicago Police Departmente District says he immediately received a phone call after the attack, and surveillance footage was used to identify the suspect’s vehicle.

“Having my phone ring before I hear anything on the radio shows the commitment of the community. It was really a team effort, ”he said.

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