Chicago judge denies bail for Chinatown shooter: 'Overwhelming' evidence of 'execution' killing

Alphonso Joyner, 23, appeared in court Thursday after he allegedly fired 20 times at Woom Sing Tse as he walked past John C. Haines Elementary School. The school entered a lockdown after the first shots were fired.

Police charged Joyner with first-degree murder.  

Picture of Alphonso Joyner (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Picture of Alphonso Joyner (Credit: Chicago Police Department) ((Credit: Chicago Police Department))

Judge Maryam Ahmad cited “overwhelming” evidence as she denied any bail for Joyner, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Ahmad referred to the shooting as an “execution.” 

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Assistant State’s Attorney James Murphy said his team could not provide a motive for the shooting, only offering that “sometimes individuals just do evil things.” 

FILE PHOTO: Chicago's Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks during a science initiative event at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. July 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski/File Photo

FILE PHOTO: Chicago’s Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks during a science initiative event at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. July 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski/File Photo

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