A man was charged with murder in connection with a shooting in August at Chicago who killed Serenity Broughton, 7, and injured his 6-year-old sister, police said.
Aireon Luster, 24, was arrested Wednesday in the basement of his grandmother's house in Riverside , about 12 miles west of downtown Chicago.
"These accusations are the start, we hope, to put an end to the grieving family of these two innocent little girls who were sitting in a parked car when they were hit by gunfire, "said the Chicago Police Superintendent. David Brown said.
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Aireon Luster, 24, a was arrested Wednesday at his grandmother's home in Riverside (Chicago PD)
Luster was one of two gunmen who got out of a car around 3 p.m. on August 15 and started to shoot, police said. Serenity and her sister were gunned down near their grandmother's house, FOX 32 Chicago reported .
Serenity died of gunshot wounds to the chest and torso. Aubrey was punched
in the chest and armpits, authorities say.
"They were kissing, " Regina Broughton, the girls' paternal grandmother, told the Chicago Tribune. "When they broke up and separated, there was blood on both. "
Investigators believe a family member was the target of the shooting, according to chand Detectives Brendan Deenihan.
Wednesday's announcement comes after Cook County prosecutors dismissed felony charges against Luster in August, Tribune reported .
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Police tried to overturn the decision of prosecutors who said they would dismiss the case. But police have backed down to avoid a public brawl with state attorney Kim Foxx office, sources told the newspaper.
"What has changed is that we are working with the state attorney 's office to make sure we have conducted a full and thorough investigation, and we are working together to get the accused charged, "Deenihan saiddeclared at Chicago Sun-Times .
He said police were still trying to locate two people involved in the fatal shooting.
Luster has been charged with first degree murder and attempted first degree murder.
He is due in court on Thursday.