Second suspect in shooting of Marshall coach held without bond

Written By BY RUMMANA HUSSAIN Criminal Courts Reporter Posted: 04/09/2014, 01:22pm

The second man accused of shooting and paralyzing a Marshall Metropolitan High School’s assistant basketball coach as he shielded his teenage daughter from a shower of bullets was ordered held without bond Wednesday.

Cedryck Davis’ co-defendant, 21-year-old Deandre Thompson, is already behind bars for the Jan. 30 shooting in Humboldt Park.

Davis, of the 700 block of North Hamlin, was charged with the incident on Tuesday — the same day victim Shawn Harrington was released from a rehab center, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Lorraine Scaduto said.

Harrington is permanently paralyzed from the waist down.

His daughter noticed Davis and Thompson on the street in 100 block of North Hamlin while she and her father were stopped at an intersection as they tried to make their way to school at 7:45 that morning, Scaduto said.

Moments later, Harrington, 38, 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’s teenage daughter was not injured in the shooting.

Davis, 23, was identified in a line-up by Harrington and his daughter, Scaduto said.

Davis’ actions “forever changed” Harrington’s life, Scaduto said, telling Judge Laura Sullivan that Davis had just gotten off parole for a drug case before the shooting.

Davis of the 700 block of North Hamlin, faces attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm charges.

The father of two is a graduate of Orr Academy High School, according to his defense attorney.

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.


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