Wednesday, June 16, 2010

3rd suspect charged in officer's slaying


A third man has been charged with murder in the slaying last month of Chicago Police Officer Thomas Wortham IV.

Marcus Floyd, 19, of the 3100 block of W. Lexington St., who has been hospitalized and in police custody since Wortham's death, was charged with felony murder in the shooting deaths of Wortham and Floyd's cousin Brian Floyd.

Brian Floyd, 20, was fatally shot while trying to steal Wortham's new motorcycle outside Wortham's parents' Chatham home.

Marcus Floyd also faces a charge of attempted armed robbery and discharge of a firearm. He was charged about 5 p.m. Sunday, after he regained consciousness, police said. He remains hospitalized, and there was no word on when he will appear in court for a bond hearing.

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