Second Suspect Charged In Shooting Of Marshall Basketball Coach
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CHICAGO (CBS) – A second suspect has been charged in a January shooting that left a Marshall High School basketball coach paralyzed from the waist down.
CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports 23-year-old Cedryk Davis was charged with two counts each of attempted murder and aggravated battery. Police said he pulled the trigger in the Jan. 30 attack that left 38-year-old Shawn Harrington paralyzed.
When Harrington’s 16-year-old daughter looked out the window as he was driving her to school that morning, she saw two men approach as the car was stopped at the intersection of Hamlin and Augusta in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.
That’s when they heard gunshots, and Harrington shielded his daughter. The front and rear passenger windows were shattered by bullets.
Despite having been shot in the back and arm, Harrington managed to drive off a short distance before stopping again. Harrington is now paralyzed from the waist down.
Police also found a bullet lodged in the head rest where Harrington’s daughter was sitting, but she was not injured.
Harrington is an assistant basketball coach at Marshall Metropolitan High School. He also played for Marshall when he was in high school, and was on the team featured in the Oscar-nominated documentary “Hoop Dreams.”
Davis was denied bail Wednesday afternoon.
The other man charged in the attack – 21-year-old Deandre Thompson – has been held without bond since he was arrested in February.