The suspect charged with shooting and killing 71-year-old Woom Sing Tse in the middle of the day in Chicago this week had been arrested at least four times before with two of those offenses being gun-related.
Alphonso Joyner, 23, allegedly gunned down Tse from his vehicle near Haines Elementary School during recess on Tuesday. Joyner is pictured on surveillance camera footage exiting a silver sedan to reshoot Tse before making his exit towards the Kennedy Expressway where he was later apprehended, along with a handgun and extended magazine.
Chicago police stated that there was no immediately known motive.
“Tse was transported to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead,” WGNTV reported.
“He was a man who came to this country with just a few dollars in his pockets and through hard work and his spirit, achieved the American dream,” Chicago police Superintendent David Brown said Wednesday night. “Mr. Tse built a home and provided for his family. He was a father, a husband, a grandfather, a man of the community, a Chicagoan.”
The news comes just weeks after 39-year-old Darrell Brooks Jr., a career criminal with a rap sheet dating back to 1999, drove into the Waukesha, Wis., annual Christmas parade killing six people including an 8-year-old boy. Brooks had just posted bond a few days before the parade after the Milwaukee district attorney’s office overlooked his previous bail jumping charges to grant him freedom. Brooks had just been recently charged on Nov. 5 with two felonies and three misdemeanors after a domestic violence incident where he also reportedly resisted a police officer.
Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm previously claimed that his lax bail policies would eventually kill someone, “guaranteed.”
“Is there going to be an individual I divert, or I put into [a] treatment program, who’s going to go out and kill somebody?” he flippantly admitted to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in 2007. “You bet. Guaranteed. It’s guaranteed to happen. It does not invalidate the overall approach.”