Two Brothers Charged With The Murder Of Dwyane Wade’s Cousin, Nykea Aldridge
Chicago police charged two brothers Sunday (August 28) with murder for the shooting death of 32-year-old Nykea Aldridge, cousin to Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade.
The mother of four was pushing a stroller with a baby inside Friday (August 28) when she was struck by a random bullet over the weekend. According to officials, Aldridge wasn’t the intended target of the gun fire on Chicago’s South Side. Thankfully, the child wasn’t injured.
Chicago Police Department spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi, said two brothers, 26-year-old Darwin Sorells, and 22 year old Derren have been charged with the shooting.
Guglielmi posted to Twitter that Derren is a known member of Gangster Disciples and is on parole. Darwin, a co-conspirator in the crime, was also on parole for a felony gun charge. He was sentenced to six years in prison back in January 2013, but was released early.
News of Aldridge’s death came during the same weekend Chicago native, rapper, Academy-Award winner, politician and activist Rhymefest–real name Che Smith–was robbed at gunpoint.