Boyd, 28, was sitting in his Buick waiting for a passenger in Armour Square about 4 a.m. Feb. 22, 2014, when two gunmen walked up, asked if Boyd was from the neighborhood and fired multiple rounds into the car, prosecutors said.
According to Boyd's family, driving was Boyd's second job — a way to make extra money for his then 11-year-old daughter, whom he liked to take skating, bowling and on trips to places like Medieval Times.
Two local rappers were convicted earlier this year of first-degree murder in Boyd's case: Ealy, who goes by the name Cdai; and Clint Massey, who performs under the alias RondoNumbaNine.
On Monday, Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan sentenced Ealy, 21, to 38 years in prison. Massey will be sentenced in coming weeks.
According to prosecutors, Ealy and Massey were among a group of people who drove three cars to the Wentworth Gardens apartment complex on Feb. 22, 2014, looking to retaliate for an earlier shooting.
When the group spotted Boyd sitting in his Buick in the 3700 block of South Princeton Avenue, Ealy and Massey got out of the cars and approached Boyd. That's when the duo asked Boyd if he was from the area and opened fire.
The attack was captured on nearby surveillance cameras, according to prosecutors. Ealy left a fingerprint on Boyd's car and dropped his cellphone as he was fleeing the scene.
Boyd had begun driving for the Pershing Livery service about a month before he was killed, relatives said.
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