CHICAGO -- It took a Cook County jury a little more than three hours to convict a 24-year-old man for killing an off-duty police officer back in 2010.
Prosecutors said Marcus Floyd, along with three others, tried steal the officer's motorcycle when a firefight erupted.
Officer Thomas Wortham IV was killed as he visited his parents home in the Chatham neighborhood back in May of 2010. Thats when Floyd, his cousin and two others tried to steal the officer's motorcycle. The officer pulled out a gun and identified himself and a fire fight ensued. Wortham's father, who is a retired police sergeant, got his gun to try and help his son who was killed. Floyd was wounded and Floyd's cousin also died. After the verdict was read tonight, he told reporters he will continue to do anything he can to put an end to gun violence.
Floyd will be back in court for sentencing next month. The two others he was with that night, Toyious Taylor and Paris McGee, are already serving life in prison.