2 Brothers Charged in Murder of Dwyane Wade's Cousin

Both had criminal histories, were out on bail at time of shooting
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 28, 2016 10:19 AM CDT
2 Brothers Charged in Murder of Dwyane Wade's Cousin
In this July 2016 file photo, Chicago Bulls player Dwyane Wade speaks. A family rep says a cousin of Wade's was fatally shot Friday. Wade posted on Twitter: "My cousin was killed today in Chicago. Another act of senseless gun violence. 4 kids lost their mom for NO REASON. Unreal."   (Tae-Gyun Kim)

Chicago police say two brothers have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade as she was walking to register her children for school. Authorities say 26-year-old Darwin Sorrells Jr. and 22-year-old Derren Sorrells were charged Sunday in the death of Nykea Aldridge, reports the AP. Police say both brothers have criminal records and were on parole at the time of the shooting, reports NBC News. The 32-year-old mother of four was pushing a baby in a stroller near the school when two men walked up and fired shots at a third man but hit Aldridge in the head and arm. Police say she wasn't the intended target.

Wade tweeted Saturday that "The city of Chicago is hurting. We need more help& more hands on deck. Not for me and my family but for the future of our world. The YOUTH!" His mother, Pastor Jolinda Wade, said Friday that Aldridge "wasn't bothering anybody, just going to register her kids in school—and bullets that fly around and have no name decided to find its way to her head." A vigil is planned at the elder Wade's church on Sunday, notes NBC News. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson plans to release more information at a news conference later Sunday. (Donald Trump took some heat over his tweets following Aldridge's murder.)

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