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Another charged in murder of cabbie near U.S. Cellular

Courtney Ealy / phofrom Chicago Police

Courtney Ealy / photo from Chicago Police

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Updated: March 18, 2014 7:15PM

Courtney Ealy allegedly left his cell phone outside a cab after he fatally shot the driver last month near U.S. Cellular Field, prosecutors said.

Javan Boyd was in his cab on Feb. 22 waiting for a fare in the 3700 block of South Princeton Avenue when Ealy and 17-year-old Clint Massey approached and asked if Boyd was from the area, said Assistant State’s Attorney Glen Runk.

Ealy, 19, and Massey then opened the passenger’s side door and fired multiple shots into the car -- fatally striking Boyd, Runk said.

The gunmen then got back into their vehicle and drove away. However, Ealy left his cell phone outside Boyd’s car, Runk said.

Chicago Police arrested Ealy this week in Northfield, according to court documents. Ealy, of the 300 block of East 60th Street, was charged with murder and ordered held on $1 million bond for the murder and no bond for two probation violations on an unrelated case.

Massey, of the 6600 block of South Honore Street, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder earlier this month, authorities said. He is being held on $2 million bond.

Ealy, who raps under the moniker Cdai, was signed to Savage Squad Records in December 2013. Massey raps under the name RondoNumbaNine and his song “Hang Wit Me” has nearly 1.5 million views on YouTube.

In addition to being a part-time livery driver, Boyd, of the 7400 block of South Chappel Avenue, worked as a food-packer in west suburban Woodridge, his family said.

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