The two men responsible for the fatal of Nykea Aldridge have been identified and were charged Sunday morning. Brothers Derren Sorells and Darwin Sorells have been charged with murder of Dwyane Wade’s first cousin.
The 32-year-old mother of four was killed after getting caught in the crossfire between the Sorells brothers and another man. Aldridge was pushing a stroller at the time and miraculously the child inside was not harmed.
Nykea Aldridge Murder Suspects Charged
According to CBS Chicago, both men were charged with one count of first degree murder and first degree attempted murder. This is according to a statement issued by the Chicago Police.
The younger of the two, Derren Sorells, 22, is a documented member of the Gangster disciples and is currently on parole. His older brother, Darwin Sorells, 26, is also on parole for a gun charge. Darwin was sentenced to six years in prison in January 2013 but was let out early.
Derren Sorrells lives in the 6000 block of South Indiana, while Darwin Sorells lives in 7500 block of South Wentworth. The elder Sorells is also facing a misdemeanor count of criminal trespassing.
The Chicago Police Department held a press briefing in its headquarters after the overnight capture of the two suspects. The identity of the man who was targeted by the brothers is still being verified.
Nykea Aldridge was killed on Friday while pushing a baby stroller in the South Side Parkway Gardens neighborhood. The two men approached another man in her vicinity and opened fire indiscriminately.
Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade took to Twitter after receiving the news telling fans that his first cousin has been killed. Wade added that four kids, referring to Aldridge’s children, lost their mother in a senseless gun violence.
A memorial was set-up to honor Nykea Aldridge. A vigil is also for Sunday at 1 PM at the Willie Mae Morris Empowerment Center. Friends and family pray for the healing for those grieving and peace for the city of Chicago.