Murder Charges Filed in Shooting Death of Cop

By BJ Lutz
|  Friday, May 21, 2010  |  Updated 10:21 PM CDT
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Two men have been charged in the shooting death of an off-duty Chicago police officer, gunned down during a robbery attempt outside his father's South Side home late Wednesday.

Paris McGee, 20, of the 6300 block of South Ada Street, and Toyious Taylor, 29, of the 4300 block of South Lamon Avenue were charged Friday with two counts each of first-degree murder during the commission of another forcible felony and one count each of attempted armed robbery with a firearm, according to police.

McGee turned himself into police Thursday afternoon.  Taylor was arrested during a traffic violation hours later.

A third suspect who remained hospitalized Friday has not yet been charged, but will be if he survives his injuries, Cook County State's Attorney's office spokeswoman Sally Daly said.

Another suspect, 20-year-old Brian Floyd, was shot dead at the scene.  His mother, Lucille Floyd, said the retired police officer who shot her son should have aimed to immobilize, not kill.

Taylor had previously been sentenced to six years in prison on drug charges and served several days in the Cook County Jail last year on a misdemeanor conviction.

McGee is currently on probation for a 2009 weapons charge conviction.  Another charge, for misdemeanor gambling, is currently pending, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Officer Thomas Wortham IV, 30, was shot around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. He was leaving his parents’ home in the 8400 block of South King Drive and sitting on his new motorcycle when the robbery happened.

McGee and Taylor are scheduled for a bond hearing Saturday.

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