CHICAGO — A 19-year-old man is charged in the shooting of a culinary student in Lincoln Park.
Tyshon Brownlee was arrested in Oak Park and charged with attempted murder in the May 6 attack. Police said Brownlee confessed to the shooting.
According to court documents, Brownlee allegedly robbed three separate people roughly five hours before the shooting of Earley in Lakeview, near the 3000 block of North Racine.
Roughly five minutes before Earley’s shooting, a DePaul student was allegedly robbed at gunpoint by Brownlee for his cell phone and wallet in the 1100 block of West Fullerton.
Dakotah Earley, 23, was near Webster and Wayne Avenue when a Brownlee allegedly stepped out from behind a building, pointed a gun at him and demanded his cell phone around 3:05 a.m.
The two struggled over the gun before Earley was shot multiple times, including in the head.
Earley positively identified Brownlee in a photo lineup on Monday, according to court documents.
Police believe he was responsible for at least nine other similar armed robberies in a 48-hour time span prior to the shooting.
In a bond hearing Tuesday, Brownlee was denied bail.
Earley remains hospitalized at Illinois Masonic Medical Center. His mother told WGN News while he is improving, doctors had to amputate a portion of his leg. Prior to that, he was recently removed off life support and is breathing on his own.
Brownlee’s next court date is scheduled for May 25.