CHICAGO — A second person has been charged in the shooting and robbery of Dakotah Earley in May 2022.
An 18-year-old man faces one felony count of attempted first-degree murder, one felony count of armed robbery, one felony count of receiving/possessing/selling a stolen vehicle and one misdemeanor count of criminal trespass to a vehicle, according to police.
Police said the 18-year-old was arrested Monday after being identified as one of the offenders who robbed 23-year-old Earley at gunpoint before seriously injuring him on the 1300 block of West Webster in Lincoln Park on May 6, 2022.
Earley’s mother, Joy Dobbs, reacted to the news on Tuesday.
“The family is excited,” she told WGN News via a phone interview. “Our prayers have definetely been answered.”
Earley underwent numerous surgeries, including having his leg amputated, before being discharged from the ICU at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in June. By September, Earley was back home, four months after the shooting.
A GoFundMe account raised nearly $130,000 for Earley’s medical expenses.
The offender was 17 years old when the attack happened. He was due in juvenile court Tuesday.
“It’s about time,” Dobbs said. “Cause I have been waiting for a couple of weeks.”
Tyshon Brownlee, 19, was charged last May with attempted murder and armed robbery in the shooting.