2nd man charged in shooting of Marshall High basketball coach

Written By BY MITCH ARMENTROUT Staff Reporter Posted: 04/09/2014, 02:02am
Array Deandre Thompson | Chicago Police photo

A second gunman has been charged in a shooting that left a Marshall Metropolitan High School assistant basketball coach paralyzed from the waist down after he shielded his daughter from gunfire in the Humboldt Park neighborhood in January.

Cedryck Davis, 23, of the 700 block of North Hamlin Avenue, faces two felony counts each of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm, police announced Tuesday night.

The other man charged in the shooting — Deandre Thompson, 21, of the 800 block of North Springfield Avenue — was ordered held without bond in February on two felony charges of attempted first-degree murder and one felony count of aggravated battery with a firearm

Shawn Harrington, 38, was stopped at an intersection while driving his 16-year-old daughter to school about 7:45 a.m. Jan. 30 in the 100 block of North Hamlin Avenue when the teen looked out the window and saw Thompson and another person, Assistant State’s Attorney Lorraine Scaduto said in February. That other person was Davis, according to police.

Moments later, Harrington heard several gunshots coming from their direction and leaned over his daughter to shield her, Scaduto said. The front window and rear passenger window were shattered by bullets, but Harrington drove off after the shooting and stopped a short time later.

Harrington was shot in the upper back and lower left arm and is paralyzed from the waist down, Scaduto said.

Evidence technicians found a bullet lodged in the headrest where Harrington’s teenage daughter was sitting. She was not injured in the shooting, Scaduto said.

Harrington is an assistant basketball coach at Marshall High. He played for the basketball team that was later portrayed in the 1994 documentary “Hoop Dreams,” according to Marshall varsity coach Henry Cotton.

Davis was scheduled to appear in bond court on Wednesday.

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