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No bond for man charged in fatal hotel shooting near McCormick Place

A man was ordered held without bond Saturday for a fatal shooting last week at a hotel near McCormick Place.

Armonte Hooper, 23, was charged with one count of first-degree murder for a shooting that left 25-year-old Courtney Taylor dead in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place at 2233 S. King Drive, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

About 2:20 a.m. Jan. 23, Taylor was among several people fighting in the hotel lobby when someone pulled out a gun and shot him in the head, authorities said at the time.

Taylor, of the 6800 block of South Paulina Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. An autopsy found that he died of multiple gunshot wounds and his death was ruled a homicide.

Hooper, of the 400 block of West Marquette, was ordered held without bond, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office. He is next scheduled to appear in court on Monday.