Suspect Charged With Murder Of 71-Year-Old In Chinatown

by J. J. Quincannon, The Chicago Times

December 9, 2021

CHICAGO — Alphonso Joyner, 23, has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 71-year-old Woom Sing Tse.

The incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday near an elementary school.

According to Chicago police, Joyner was driving a car that pulled up to the 200 block of W. 23rd Street.  Tse was strolling down the street when Joyner, who was in the driver’s seat, reportedly opened fire on him.  According to police, Joyner then exited the vehicle and fired multiple rounds into Tse’s torso, killing him.

Superintendent Brown attributes Joyner’s rapid arrest, which is his sixth, to the Chinatown community.  The Chinatown Chamber of Commerce offered 9th District police with security video minutes after the incident, allowing them to track Joyner’s vehicle to the Kennedy freeway, where they caught him in slowed traffic.

“I appreciate the community coming out, . . . We hope that this will inspire more towns to participate.  For all homicides, we have the same sense of urgency.” Brown said in a statement.