The father of a 9-year-old Chicago boy who was murdered execution-style this past November was accused Sunday of shooting three people last week on the city's South Side.
Pierre Stokes, 25, was charged with three counts of aggravated battery with a firearm and one count of unlawful use of weapon by a felon, the Cook County state's attorney's office announced.
Stokes was arrested Friday in the March 8 shooting, in which a 30-year-old was injured in the right arm and a 31-year-old man was shot in the left arm, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. A 29-year-old woman was grazed in the face.
The alleged shooting occurred the same day that authorities announced charges against 22-year-old Dwright Boone-Doty in the Nov. 2 killing of Stokes' son, Tyshawn Lee.
Boone-Doty is accused of luring Tyshawn and shooting him in the head, allegedly in retaliation for Stokes' ties to a gang faction Boone-Doty blamed for an earlier murder.
The Sun-Times reported that the two men allegedly shot by Stokes were known gang members, while the injured woman was a girlfrend of Corey Morgan, who has also been charged in Tyshawn's murder.
"This represents the challenge that police grapple with ... Mr. Stokes, who was involved in a gang lifestyle, ultimately suffered an unspeakable loss with the calculated execution of his son,” Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement. “Despite this, he continued to engage in the same gang activity that started this cycle of retaliatory violence."
Stokes was scheduled to appear in court Monday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.