A person has been charged with murder in connection to an August capturing in Chicago that killed 7-year-old Serenity Broughton and injured her 6-year-old sister, police stated. 

Aireon Luster, 24, was arrested on Wednesday in the basement of his grandmother’s house in Riverside, about 12 miles west of downtown Chicago.

“These charges are the beginning, we hope, of bringing some measure of closure to the grieving family of these two innocent little girls who were sitting in a parked car when they were struck by gunfire,” Chicago Police Supt. David Brown stated. 

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Aireon Luster, 24, was arrested on Wednesday at his grandmother’s house in Riverside (Chicago PD)

Luster was one of two gunmen who obtained out of a automobile round 3 p.m. on August 15 and began capturing, police stated. Serenity and her sister had been shot close to their grandmother’s house, FOX 32 Chicago reported

Serenity died from bullet wounds to her chest and torso. Aubrey was struck 

They had been hugging. When they seperated and pulled aside, there was blood on each of them

— -paternal grandmother

in the chest and armpit, in line with authorities. 

“They were hugging,” Regina Broughton, the women’ paternal grandmother instructed the Chicago Tribune. “When they separated and pulled apart, there was blood on both of them.”

Investigators consider a member of the family was the goal of the capturing, in line with Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan.

The announcement on Wednesday comes after Cook County prosecutors rejected felony costs in opposition to Luster in August, the Tribune reported.

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Police had tried tried to override the choice by prosecutors who indicated they’d dismiss the case. But police backed off to keep away from a public battle with State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s workplace, sources instructed the paper.

“What’s changed is we work with the State’s Attorney’s office to ensure we did a complete and thorough investigation, and we work together to get to get the defendant charged,” Deenihan instructed the Chicago Sun-Times.

He stated police had been nonetheless making an attempt to find two folks concerned in the deadly capturing. 

Luster was charged with first-degree murder and tried first-degree murder. 

He is due in courtroom Thursday.