Tyshon Brownlee, 19, charged in shooting and robbery of Dakotah Earley in Lincoln Park

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 19-year-old man has been charged with the shooting and robbery of 23-year-old culinary pupil Dakotah Earley earlier this month, in addition to 4 different armed robberies.

Tyshon Brownlee, of Oak Park, is charged with one depend of tried homicide and 5 counts of armed robbery, in response to Cook County prosecutors.

According to the fees, Brownlee shot Earley 3 times after robbing him of his mobile phone on May 6 on the 1300 block of West Webster Avenue.

Brownlee is also charged with 4 different armed robberies on May 5 and 6 in Lincoln Park and Lakeview. In every of these robberies, he’s accused of stealing a sufferer’s mobile phone, in addition to pockets and/or bank cards whereas armed with a handgun.

At a neighborhood security meeting Monday night time, Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd Ward) mentioned Brownlee “has five carjacking arrests on his record in the last two years.”

Earley was strolling on Wayne Avenue close to Webster Avenue round 3 a.m. on May 6 when one of two robbers got here out of hiding and pointed a gun at him. After giving the offender his bag, Earley reached for the gun, and each fell to the bottom as they struggled over the gun. He was shot 3 times whereas robbers requested for his cellphone password.

He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in essential situation with two gunshot wounds to the again, and one gunshot wound to the top — ensuing in partial loss of his colon. His household has reported he has proven indicators of enchancment over the previous a number of days.

Hopkins confirmed Earley is out of the coma, respiration on his personal and can talk with hand alerts. 

“He continues to fight for his life at Illinois Masonic Hospital. The reason I get emotional is I talk to his mother everyday since this incident happened,” Hopkins mentioned. “She’s quite a woman. We pray together and I tried to do the best I could to encourage her and keep her spirits up, but one thing I can’t do is explain why this happened. And I can’t tell her the shame my neighborhood feels that this was allowed to occur on our beautiful manicured streets that we are so proud of. Its just heartbreaking. I know we can’t live this way.”

Earley’s assault was only one of eight in the Lincoln Park and Lakeview areas in lower than 48 hours. Police earlier mentioned these armed robberies on the following occasions and places are additionally probably linked:

• 2900 block of North Clark Street on Wednesday, May 4, at 10:45 p.m.

• 2600 block of North Bosworth Avenue on Wednesday, May 4 at 10:50 p.m.

• 1100 block of West Wellington Avenue on Wednesday, May 4 at 11 p.m.

• 3000 block of North Racine Avenue on Thursday, May 5 at 10 p.m.

• 2600 block of North Racine Avenue on Thursday, May 5 at 10:26 p.m.

• 700 block of West Aldine Avenue on Friday, May 6, at 12:30 a.m.

• 1100 block of West Fullerton Avenue on Friday, May 6, at 3 a.m. The sufferer of this robbery was a DePaul University pupil.

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