Second Man Charged in Shooting of Basketball Coach

Shawn Harrington was left paralyzed from the waist down after Jan. 30th shooting

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    Cedryck Davis

    Charges were approved Tuesday against a second man in connection with a January shooting that left a Chicago assistant basketball coach paralyzed from the waist down.

    Cedryck Davis, 23, of the 700 block of North Hamlin Avenue, faces two felony counts each of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm, authorities said.

    He was scheduled to appear in bond court on Wednesday.

    Shawn Harrington, 38, was stopped in the 100 block of North Hamlin Avenue while driving his 16-year-old daughter to school the morning of Jan. 30 when he was shot.

    Evidence technicians found a bullet lodged in the head rest where Harrington’s teenage daughter was sitting, who was uninjured in the shooting, Asst. State’s Attorney Lorraine Scaduto said in February

    The incident left Harrington, an assistant basketball coach at Marshall High, unable to move or feel his legs. Harrington played for the school's basketball team that was later portrayed in the 1994 documentary “Hoop Dreams,” according to Marshall varsity coach Henry Cotton.

    One man, 21-year-old Deandre Thompson, of the 800 block of North Springfield Avenue, was ordered held without bail in February on two felony charges of attempted first-degree murder and one felony count of aggravated battery with a firearm.