Men Charged in 2013 Slaying of Musician, Deacon | NBC Chicago

Men Charged in 2013 Slaying of Musician, Deacon

Victims shot in their cars 3 blocks apart, within 30 minutes of each other in December



    Mark Hall and Devin Aldridge are due in court Saturday.

    Two Chicago men were arrested and charged Friday in connection with the shooting deaths of a church deacon and a blues musician in December.

    Mark Hall and Devin Alridge, both 23, face two counts of first degree murder.

    Authorities say the men are responsible for shooting 41-year-old Eric "Guitar" Davis and Willie Cooper, 74, on December 19 on the South Shore neighborhood.

    Both victims were shot in their cars a few blocks away from each other and 30 minutes apart.

    Davis played with a group called the Troublemakers and was a prominent performer in Chicago's blues scene who could be found playing shows across the city. He was also reportedly about to record with Delmark Records when he died.

    Cooper was a retired CTA driver and deacon at his church for more than 20 years.

    Both suspects are due in court Saturday.