- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 16, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - The third and final defendant convicted of killing of an off-duty Chicago police officer in 2010 has been sentenced to life in prison.

Twenty-four-year-old Marcus Floyd was sentenced Tuesday after being found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of 30-year-old officer Thomas Wortham IV.

Wortham was killed in a shootout with Floyd and his cousin, Brian Floyd, as they tried to steal the officer’s motorcycle outside his parents’ home in Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood. Brian Floyd was fatally shot by Wortham’s father, a retired Chicago police sergeant, after he heard the shots fired and tried to help his son.

Floyd’s two co-defendants, Paris McGee and Toyius Taylor, also were convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

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