Aireon Luster, 24, Charged With Murder Of 7-Year-Old Serenity Broughton, Attempted Murder Of 6-Year-Old Aubrey Broughton – CBS Chicago

Ad Blocker Detected

Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors. Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker.

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago police announced murder charges against a 24-year-old man Wednesday night in the August shooting that killed 7-year-old Serenity Broughton, and injured her 6-year-old sister, Aubrey.

Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said 24-year-old Aireon Luster has been charged with murder and attempted murder in the shooting.

READ MORE: Grandmother Of Student Shot And Injured At Wendell Phillips High School Speaks Out

“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,” Brown said.

The charges come one month after Cook County prosecutors declined charges against a person of interest who had been taken into custody in September, citing insufficient evidence.

At the time, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office said they were “committed to seeking justice for victims and will continue to work with the Chicago Police Department as they further investigate this crime.”

Serenity and Aubrey were shot on Sunday, August 15, in the 6200 block of West Grand Avenue in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood.

READ MORE: FOP President Predicts 50% Of CPD Officers Will Stay Home If Mayor Lightfoot Doesn’t Back Down From Vaccine Mandate

Police responding to a ShotSpotter alert of gunfire found the girls, who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds, in a vehicle parked on the street. The officers rendered first aid until Chicago Fire Department paramedics came and took the girls to the hospital.

Serenity was shot in the chest and torso, and was pronounced dead at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. Aubrey was shot in the chest and right armpit, has a pierced lung and was being treated at Loyola. McDermott said the girls’ mother was getting them into the back seat of the car when the shots rang out.

The girls’ paternal grandmother, Regina Broughton, told reporters that her son – the girl’s father – was on the driver’s side of the car while their mother had just finished buckling Aubrey in. At that point, the shots rang out, and Serenity was lifeless, Broughton said days after the shooting.

“The monster that did this to my granddaughter – I want them caught,” she said. “It could have been my whole family, because they were all in the car together.”

MORE NEWS: Hegewisch Residents Concerned About Passing Semis: ‘It’s Terrorizing Our Lives’

Police said the girls were not believed to be the intended targets.


Source link
#Aireon #Luster #Charged #Murder #7YearOld #Serenity #Broughton #Attempted #Murder #6YearOld #Aubrey #Broughton #CBS #Chicago

Leave a Reply