Chicago Police Superintendent David O. Brown and Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Fox announced Tuesday that an Oak Park man has been charged in the May 6 robbery and shooting of 23-year-old culinary student Dakotah Earley in Lincoln Park. Earley is reportedly no longer on life support and is making steady improvements, CBS2 Chicago reported.
Tyshon Brownlee, 19, was arrested May 15 in Oak Park after being identified as one of the offenders who robbed Earley of his cell phone at gunpoint in the 1300 block of West Webster Avenue then shot him three times.
For the incident, which was captured by nearby video surveillance cameras, Brownlee has been charged with one felony count each of attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery. He was also charged with four more felony counts of armed robbery in connection to robberies that were committed in Chicago’s Lakeview and Lincoln Park neighborhoods between May 5 and May 6.
Brownlee was placed into custody following his arrest. He is scheduled to appear in central bond court May 17.