Second rapper gets 39 years for slaying of Javan Boyd near U.S. Cellular field in 2014

Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Clint Massey | Chicago Police

Clint Massey | Chicago Police

A South Side man was sentenced to 39 years in prison Tuesday for the 2014 slaying of a livery driver Javan Boyd just blocks away from U.S. Cellular Field.

Clint Massey, 19, was sentenced to 39 years in prison during a hearing Tuesday by Judge Vincent Gaughan, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.

Massey and 21-year-old Courtney Ealy were previously convicted of first-degree murder for the shooting. Ealy was previously sentenced to 38 years in prison.

Both of the convicted men were rappers. Ealy performed under the name Cdai; while Massey performed as RondoNumbaNine.

Courtney Ealy | Chicago Police

Courtney Ealy | Chicago Police

On Feb. 22, 2014, Massey and Ealy were part of a group who drove three cars to the Wentworth Gardens apartment complex, where they were seeking retaliation for an earlier shooting, prosecutors said.

As they arrived in the 3700 block of South Princeton, Massey and Ealy saw the 29-year-old Boyd sitting in the driver’s side of his parked vehicle and got out of their vehicles, prosecutors said.

They approached the passenger’s side of Boyd’s car, asked where Boyd was from, and then fired numerous times, prosecutors said. Boyd was hit seven times before the shooters returned to their vehicles and took off.

Boyd, who had been waiting for a customer, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he later died, authorities said.

Javan Boyd | Facebook

Javan Boyd | Facebook

The shooting was captured on Chicago Housing Authority video surveillance. Prosecutors also said Ealy dropped his cellphone near the victim’s car.

Boyd, whom family members called a “clean cut,” “old-school” guy who enjoyed spending time with his 11-year-old daughter, especially taking her bowling and skating.

He was born in New Orleans and came to Chicago in 1991 with his family to live in the Robert Taylor Homes in Bronzeville. 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.

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