Man, 21, charged with shooting Marshall High coach - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Man, 21, charged with shooting Marshall High coach

Posted: Updated:
Deandre Thompson, 21. (Chicago Police) Deandre Thompson, 21. (Chicago Police)
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

The gunman who allegedly left a Marshall-Metro High School assistant basketball coach paralyzed from the waist down after he guarded his daughter during a shooting in the Humboldt Park neighborhood last week was ordered held without bail Wednesday.

Deandre Thompson, 21, of the 800 block of North Springfield Avenue, faces two felony counts of attempted first-degree murder and one felony count of aggravated battery with a firearm, according to Chicago Police. Cook County Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil ordered Thompson held without bail Wednesday.

Shawn Harrington, 38, was stopped at an intersection while driving his 16-year-old daughter to school about 7:45 a.m. Jan. 30 in the 100 block of North Hamlin Avenue when the teen looked out the window and saw Thompson and another person, who has not been charged, walking on the sidewalk, Asst. State's Attorney Lorraine Scaduto said.

Moments later, Harrington heard several gunshots coming from their direction and leaned over his daughter to shield her, Scaduto said. The front window and rear passenger window were shattered by bullets, but Harrington drove off after the shooting and stopped a short while later.

Harrington was shot in the upper back and lower left arm, and is paralyzed from the waist down, Scaduto said.

Evidence technicians found a bullet lodged in the head rest where Harrington's teenage daughter was sitting, who was uninjured in the shooting, Scaduto said.

Harrington is an assistant basketball coach at Marshall High, and played for the basketball team that was later portrayed in the 1994 documentary "Hoop Dreams," according to Marshall varsity coach Henry Cotton.

Witnesses identified Thompson as the gunman in a video lineup and a still-frame image, and a nearby store video captured Thompson opening fire, Scaduto said.

Thompson, who according to his public defender lives with his mother and attends Malcolm X College, was convicted in March 2013 for reckless driving for evading police and crashing into a house. He also has a prior conviction of possession of a controlled substance.

He is next scheduled to appear in court Feb. 11.

Follow Us!

Share Your Photos & Video

  • Metro HeadlinesMore>>

  • FDA taking steps to regulate e-cigarettes

    FDA taking steps to regulate e-cigarettes

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:44 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:44:14 GMT
    Federal health authorities are coming out with restrictions on popular e-cigarettes, vapor sticks that smokers use to try to kick the habit.
    Federal health authorities are coming out with restrictions on popular e-cigarettes, vapor sticks that smokers use to try to kick the habit.
  • Musical Avenue Q opens in Chicago Thursday

    Musical Avenue Q opens in Chicago Thursday

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:56 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:56:58 GMT
    What is your favorite musical? Most people answer that question with one of the classics: Les Miserables, Rent, or Guys and Dolls. But one musical deserving to be on that list is a little different. It beat Wicked for best musical at the Tony Awards, had one of the longest and most successful Broadway runs in history and it has puppets. Welcome to Avenue Q, the best musical you may have never even heard of. So begins Avenue Q, a puppet based but adult themed musical that revolves around the i...
    What is your favorite musical? Most people answer that question with one of the classics: Les Miserables, Rent, or Guys and Dolls. But one musical deserving to be on that list is a little different. It beat Wicked for best musical at the Tony Awards, had one of the longest and most successful Broadway runs in history and it has puppets. Welcome to Avenue Q, the best musical you may have never even heard of. So begins Avenue Q, a puppet based but adult themed musical that revolves around the i...
  • Body found near Metra tracks causes delays

    Body found near Metra tracks causes delays

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:39 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:39:21 GMT
    A body found near Metra tracks in north suburban Glencoe halted trains for at least 30 minutes during the Thursday morning commute, according to the transit agency.
    A body found near Metra tracks in north suburban Glencoe halted trains for at least 30 minutes during the Thursday morning commute, according to the transit agency.
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices