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Second Person Charged In February Murder Of Livery Driver

Courtney Ealy (Credit: Chicago Police)

Courtney Ealy (Credit: Chicago Police)

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CHICAGO (STMW) – A second man has been charged in last month’s slaying of a livery driver blocks away from U.S. Cellular Field.

Courtney Ealy, 19, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the Feb. 22 death of 28-year-old Javan Boyd, according to a release from Chicago Police.

Clint Massey, 17, was charged with first-degree murder earlier this month. Cook County Judge James Brown ordered him held in lieu of $2 million bail.

Police say Ealy and Massey approached Boyd in his vehicle in the 3700 block of South Princeton and opened fire. Prosecutors said earlier this month that Massey and his accomplice were out to retaliate for an earlier fight.

Boyd was sitting in his car and waiting for a customer, when Massey and the other alleged shooter approached and tried to open a door on the passenger side of Boyd’s vehicle, prosecutors said. Then they began firing their handguns into the vehicle, shooting Boyd twice in the back and three times in the left leg, Mack said.

Prosecutors said Boyd was shot seven times in all and pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

Massey was arrested when police pulled his car over in the 1000 block of North LaSalle, according to police reports. Prosecutors said investigators found one of Massey’s fingerprint on Boyd’s car.

Boyd worked as a food-packer in west suburban Woodridge and recently began working as a part-time livery driver, his family said last month. He was born in New Orleans and came to Chicago in 1991 with his family to live in the Robert Taylor Homes in the Bronzeville community.

A fire there three years later claimed the life of his mother, two sisters and brother, according to relatives. Boyd survived and was adopted by an aunt.

He pleaded guilty in 2008 to an aggravated vehicular hijacking charge in Calumet City, but his family said he had turned his life around.

Ealy, of the 300 block of East 60th Street, is expected to appear in bond court Tuesday.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)