2nd suspect in custody for fatal shooting at hotel near McCormick Place

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A second suspect is in custody for a fatal shooting about two weeks ago in the lobby of a hotel near McCormick Place.

Armonte Hooper, 23, was previously 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.

Police said Thursday morning that a second suspect is in custody and charges are pending.

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 he died of multiple gunshot wounds and his death was ruled a homicide.

Hooper, of the 400 block of West Marquette, is being held without bond, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.

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