Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- A Chicago man was sentenced to 38 years in prison for his role in connection with the shooting death of a jitney cab driver as the victim sat in his car waiting for a passenger in 2014, according to the Office of Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.
Courtney Ealy, 21, was sentenced to the prison term by Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courts Building in Chicago. Ealy and Clint Massey, 19, the co-defendant in this case, were previously convicted of First Degree Murder for the 2014 murder of Javan Boyd, 29, on Chicago’s South Side.
According to prosecutors, on Feb. 22, 2014, Ealy and Massey were part of a group of individuals who drove three cars to the Wentworth Gardens apartment complex where they were going to retaliate for an earlier shooting. As the three vehicles arrived near the 3700 block of S. Princeton, Ealy and Massey saw the victim, Javan Boyd, seated in the driver’s side of his parked vehicle and exited one of the vehicles. Both defendants then approached the passenger side of the victim’s car and fired a handgun numerous times at the victim striking and killing him. After the shooting, the defendants returned to the car and all three vehicles fled the scene. The shooting was captured on CHA video surveillance.
During the police investigation of Boyd’s murder, authorities recovered Ealy’s cell phone, which he dropped at the scene after the shooting occurred. Investigators later identified Ealy as a participant in the crime, after his fingerprint was found on the passenger door window of the victim’s car. As a result of the investigation, both Ealy and Massey were arrested and charged. Massey is currently awaiting sentencing for his role in this crime.
State’s Attorney Alvarez thanked Assistant State’s Attorneys Holly Kremin, William Kelly and Joseph Crocker as well as the Chicago Police Department for their work on this case.
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