Statement from Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx on Guilty Verdicts in Tyshawn Lee Case

October 4, 2019

“Even at a time when we’ve become nearly numb to headlines about violence, this case shook us to our core. We grieve for nine-year-old Tyshawn as we continue to hold close those who are laboring in his wake. As a mother and prosecutor, I think often about Tyshawn’s 4th grade classmates who returned to school and sat beside an empty desk following this egregious murder and will be graduating 8th grade without their friend on stage later this school year. The trauma is far-reaching and impacts us all, collectively,” said Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.


“We are pleased with the outcome of this case, knowing that the individuals responsible for this heinous, retaliatory attack on a young boy are being held accountable. We also thank the members of the jury for their thoughtful deliberation and service.


“This case was unique in many ways, but we know that gun violence is far too common. The dedicated women and men of the State’s Attorney’s Office will continue to prosecute these cases to the full extent of the law as we work to improve public safety and seek justice on behalf of all citizens in Cook County.


“We hope that these verdicts bring some measure of closure and peace for the family of Tyshawn Lee, whom we will never forget.”