Second man charged with fatal shooting of Courtney Taylor in lobby of Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

James Briscoe | Chicago Police

James Briscoe | Chicago Police

A second suspect has been charged with murder for a shooting about two weeks ago in the lobby of a hotel near McCormick Place that left Courtney Taylor dead.

James Briscoe, 23, has been charged with first-degree murder, Chicago Police announced Friday morning.

Armonte Hooper, 23, was previously charged with 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 Dr., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

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.

Armonte Hooper | Chicago Police

Armonte Hooper | Chicago Police

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.

Court information was not immediately available for Briscoe, who lives in the 8200 block of South Carpenter. Hooper, of the 400 block of West Marquette, is being held without bond, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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