Arrest, conviction reward in 9-year-old slaying now $54,600

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Tyshawn Lee

Tyshawn Lee

CHICAGO -- The reward for information that leads police to the killer of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee in Chicago's Gresham has grown to more than $54,000.

The Rev. Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina Catholic Church announced Saturday that GoFundMe efforts have aided in raising more money for the reward. Earlier this week the reward amount was at $35,000, but the reward has since reached $54,600, Pfleger said.

Police say someone targeted and lured Tyshawn into an alley in the 8000-block of South Damen Monday afternoon and shot him multiple times. They believe it was connected to an on-going gang dispute involving the boy's father.

Lee's funeral is Tuesday at St. Sabina's.