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A Chicago judge ordered the arrest of a suspected killer on charges that he shot and killed a 71-year-old Chinese restaurant owner in broad daylight as the victim was walking down the street.
Police say they still do not know why 23-year-old Alphonso Joyner allegedly opened fire on Woom Sing Tse on Tuesday, while he was walking to buy a newspaper.
Surveillance camera footage shows Joyner opening fire from his small, light blue, two-door Toyota Scion around 12:30 p.m., in the 200 block of West 23rd Place, in Chinatown.
The first round of shots missed Tse.
“You can see how shocked he is,” said Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan.
The second volley of shots hit Tzu, who fell to the ground.
Joyner was then seen getting out of the car, standing next to Tse and firing more shots.
Eighteen bullet casings were found in the middle of the street and on the sidewalk, according to the police report, obtained by The Chicago Tribune.
Surveillance footage provided by neighbors showed the broad daylight shooting on Tuesday.
Alphonso Joyner Arrested and Charged
On Thursday, Joyner appeared before Judge Maryam Ahmad, who cited “overwhelming” evidence that Joyner presented a “real and present threat and danger to the community.”
She added: ‘The court can say, in short, that this was an execution that people described.’
James Murphy, Assistant State’s Attorney, said: ‘I can’t say why this happened.
“Sometimes people just do bad things.”
On Thursday night a vigil was held for Tzu.
A GoFundMe for funeral expenses, created by his family, described Tse as ‘a loving husband, father and grandfather who deeply loved his friends and family’.
Tse was described as ‘a dedicated family man’ who had lived the American Dream.
They wrote: ‘A dedicated family man, Woom Sing dedicated his entire life to achieving the American Dream through determination, hard work and perseverance so that his family could prosper in peace.
“Dad was a respected member of the Chinatown community and a table tennis enthusiast.
“All who were fortunate enough to be considered family or friends deeply miss the light he brought into our lives.”
He is survived by his wife Shin Oh Chow, his son William, daughters Susan and Carina, and nine grandchildren.
On Tuesday, police were called in to the shooting and officers were able to identify Joyner’s badge.
The car was then tracked down and found on the Kennedy Highway, and Joyner was arrested, with a pistol and extended magazine found in his car.
Tse was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:24 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Woom Sing Tse Death
Tse died of multiple gunshot wounds and his death has been declared a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.
The shooting took place not far from John C. Haines Elementary School, which was closed after the shooting.
Brown praised community members who immediately called the police and provided videos of the shooting.
“The family is grieving over this tragic loss, but we hope these charges bring significant closure to them knowing that the person responsible has been removed from the streets of Chicago,” Brown said.
Alphonso Joyner Quick and Facts
- Alphonso Joyner, 23, appeared in court on Thursday and was denied bail for the murder of Woom Sing Tse, 71
- Joyner is accused of gunning down Tse in the street as he was walking through Chinatown in Chicago, to buy a newspaper
- Joyner’s motive remains unclear, police said, but he was arrested shortly after the shooting on Tuesday
- Judge Maryam Ahmad denied Joyner bail, citing the ‘overwhelming’ evidence that Joyner presented a ‘real and present threat and danger to the community’