Nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee was walking on Chicago's south side when he was lured into an alley and killed, but his father, whose alleged gang ties are believed to have played a role in the boy's murder, won't talk, according to disgusted police who on Friday pleaded for the community to help identify the killer.
Authorities also called on the child's father, Pierre Stokes, to cooperate with them in solving the murder Monday that they described as "absolutely hateful."
"Let me be clear that Mr. Stokes is a parent who lost his son," Anthony Guglielmi, chief spokesman of the Chicago Police Department, told FoxNews.com. "But he potentially knows who did this. He potentially knows the background of the feud he was involved in."
As of Friday morning, according to police, Stokes was not cooperating. "He emphatically communicated he has nothing to tell us," Guglielmi said.
Guglielmi's remarks come a day after the Chicago Police Department released chilling details about the child's murder. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy told reporters during a press conference Thursday that Tyshawn was targeted because of recent violence between two gangs, one of which his father is a member.