Armonte Hooper charged with fatal shooting of Courtney Taylor at Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

Armonte Hooper | Chicago Police

Armonte Hooper | Chicago Police

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

Armonte Hooper, 23, was charged with one count of first-degree murder for the shooting that left the 25-year-old 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 and Hooper were among several people fighting in the hotel lobby when Hooper pulled out a gun and shot Taylor in the head, authorities said.

Courtney Taylor | Facebook

Courtney Taylor | Facebook

Taylor, of the 6800 block of South Paulina Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy found 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 Saturday, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office. He is next scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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