Posted on December 9, 2021

Suspect Charged in Chinatown Deadly Shooting of 71-Year-Old Man

WGN, December 8, 2021

Chicago police has announced first-degree murder charges after a 71-year-old man was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon near an elementary school in Chinatown.

Alphonso Joyner, 23, is accused of murdering Woom Sing Tse. According to police, around 12:30 p.m., Tse was walking on the 200 block of West 23rd Place when shots were fired from a silver sedan. Joyner then exited the vehicle and reshot Tse before driving off.


The brazen shooting was captured on surveillance video.


Chicago police did not rule out Joyner’s involvement in other hate crimes and random acts of violence on the North Side. But at this time, police say they don’t have any direct links to Joyner in those cases.

Joyner has a previous criminal history. According to police, the 23-year-old suspect has been arrested four times, twice for gun offenses.

The shooting happened in the same block where Haines Elementary School is located. Witnesses said that children at the school were going to recess at the time of the shooting.