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2 men charged in shooting death of Dwyane Wade's cousin

Chicago police have arrested two men in connection with the death of NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin Nykea Aldridge.

Brothers Darwin Sorrells Jr., 26, and Derren Sorrells, 22, have each been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree attempted murder, police said Sunday.

Darwin Sorrells has also been charged with a count of criminal trespass, a misdemeanor.

 

Derren Sorells is a documented member of the Gangster Disciples and was out on parole, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielm said on Twitter. Darwin Sorrells was also on parole on a gun charge; he had been sentenced to six years in January 2013 but was released early, Guglielm said.

 

Aldridge was pushing her infant child in a stroller near the Dulles School of Excellence on the city's south side on Thursday when several men started shooting, police said.

One of the bullets hit Aldridge in the head. Another struck her in an arm. She died about 45 minutes later at a hospital.

The child, about 3 weeks old, was not hurt, family spokesman Edward Jones said.

Police have not said why the shooting occurred, but they believe Aldridge was an innocent victim caught in the crossfire. She was near the school because she planned to register some of her four children, police said.

Wade, the 12-time NBA All-Star who recently left the Miami Heat to sign a contract with his hometown Chicago Bulls, took to Twitter to mourn his cousin's death.

 

"My cousin was killed today in Chicago," Wade said in one tweet. "Another act of senseless gun violence. 4 kids lost their mom for NO REASON. Unreal. #EnoughIsEnough."

 

Wade has been an outspoken critic of rampant gun violence and took the stage at this year's ESPY Awards with fellow NBA superstars LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul to speak about the issue.

He and his mother, Jolinda Wade, a Chicago pastor, also participated in an ESPN discussion on gun violence in America that was recorded at a YMCA in Chicago.

Pence: Trump is 'a CEO at work' on immigration

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence insisted Sunday that Donald Trump has been "absolutely consistent" on how he'd treat undocumented immigrants as president and his recent comments on the topic have been that of "a CEO at work."

But he wouldn't directly address whether Trump would stick with his calls during the GOP primary campaign for a "deportation force" to deport those immigrants -- or, as Trump has indicated in recent days, back away from that proposal -- in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union."

"There will be no path to legalization, no path to citizenship. People who want to gain legal status -- you heard Donald Trump say again and again -- will have to leave this country," Pence said.

Tapper pressed Pence several times on whether Trump specifically still wants a "deportation force" -- which he'd called for nearly a year ago. It was part of Trump's hard-line stance on his signature issue of immigration. He's also insisted he'll build a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Pence said Trump "will articulate a policy" on how to handle undocumented immigrants in the United States already soon.

"You see a CEO at work. You see someone who is engaging the American people, listening to the American people, hearing from all sides," he said.

Pence added: "You couldn't have a more clear choice between Donald Trump and I, who will end illegal immigration in this country, and Hillary Clinton."

Another top Trump supporter, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, similarly defended him on immigration on ABC's "This Week."

"What he has said is that people are not going to be eligible for legalization or citizenship unless they leave the country and get back in line," Christie, Trump's transition team chairman, told host Martha Raddatz.

"Now there's going to be, you know, some decisions he's going to have to make as president regarding those folks, and I think what he's said let's first get all of the bad actors out of the country," he said. "And I think that's what's really important."

Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway acknowledged that Trump's language on the issue of immigration has changed, saying on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday that Trump "is not talking about a deportation force, but he is talking about being fair and humane, but also being fair to the American workers who are competing for for jobs, being fair to all of us who want secure borders."

However, she didn't directly answer questions about how Trump would remove undocumented immigrants from the country.

"Nobody enforces the law the way he wants to enforce the law. So he obviously would work with law enforcement, immigration, the immigration agencies," she said.

Pence also hit Clinton running mate Tim Kaine for comparing Trump's values to those of the Ku Klux Klan and white supremacist David Duke, and accused Clinton -- who said last week that Trump built his campaign on prejudice -- of casting Trump's supporters as bigots.

"She put some sort of a racist intention on those Americans. I think that's deeply offensive," Pence said. "But here's the thing: The American people see right through it these days."

He compared Duke's support for Trump to the father of the Orlando nightclub shooter's appearance at a Clinton rally, suggesting neither is relevant to the two presidential candidates.

"The fact that an individual -- a contemptable individual like that -- supports my running mate is no more relevant than the fact that the father of a man who killed 49 people in Orlando, Florida, was cheering Hillary Clinton at one of her rallies," Pence said.

Pence also attacked the Clinton Foundation, highlighting its acceptance of foreign donations -- contributions that aren't allowed as political campaign contributions.

"This becomes a conduit for people to gain access, and gaining access is a favor," Pence said.

He called for an independent special prosecutor looking into the Clinton Foundation and Clinton's private email server during her tenure as President Barack Obama's secretary of state.

"This is an example of pay-to-play politics the American people are sick and tired of," he said.

Pence defended Trump's tweet about the Chicago shooting death of basketball star Dwyane Wade's cousin, immediately linking that death to electoral concerns.

"Dwyane Wade's cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago. Just what I have been saying. African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP!" Trump wrote.

"The truth of the matter is, Donald Trump is laying out in that tweet -- in short form; it is, what, 140 characters -- that we have a choice to make as a country," Pence said.

"We can continue with the leadership that has left us with dangerous streets in our cities, failing schools, no jobs," he said. "Or, we can go with someone who is committed to educational choice for minority families and families all across this country; for a commitment to law and order and standing with and standing by our law enforcement community; committed to bringing jobs and opportunity and hope to every American, regardless of race and creed and color."

Judge denies bond for man accused of killing girlfriend in Port Orange

A Volusia County judge denied bond for the man accused of killing his girlfriend and mother of two children.

The suspect, 35-year-old Jamal Kareem Davis, had his first appearance in Volusia County on Sunday morning.

The Port Orange Police Department said that at 1:13 a.m. Saturday officers responded to an apartment on Victoria Gardens Boulevard in reference to a homicide.

Justine Clawson, 24, was found dead at 1:27 a.m. Her death is believed to be the result of gunshot wounds, police said.

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On Friday at 11:30 p.m., Ormond Beach police responded a vehicle crash. The driver, Davis, told first responders that he left two children, a 1 year-old and a 2-year-old, at an unknown shopping center in Ormond Beach.

Police found the children a short time later on Nova Road. Police then tried to contact the mother of the children, Clawson, but were unable to.

Officers then made contact with her father, who told police he would pick up Clawson and take her to pick up the kids.

The father found his daughter, Clawson, dead in the apartment.

The children are in the custody of the Department of Children and Families.

Detectives interviewed Davis, who told them that he was arguing with Clawson over their relationship and child custody issues. Davis told officers that the argument became physical, at which point Davis pulled out a 9 mm handgun and shot Clawson at least two times. Davis then drove his vehicle into a tree to try to commit suicide.

Davis was arrested and booked into the Volusia County Jail.

He is charged with two counts of neglect on a child and first-degree murder.

"We're going to hold you without any bond because of the nature of the offenses. Do you understand that, sir?" the judge asked.

"I understand, sir," Davis said.

Pictures on Clawson's Facebook page show the couple smiling, kissing and enjoying family time at the beach. Both Clawson and Davis said they were engaged on their social media accounts.

A friend posted on one of Clawson's photos that Davis "took away such a beautiful soul."

If anyone has any further information regarding this case, you’re asked to contact Detective Bingham at 386-506-5895 or cbingham@port-orange.org.

Arrests made in death of Dwyane Wade's cousin

(CNN) -- Chicago police have arrested two men in connection with the death of NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin Nykea Aldridge.

Darwin Sorrells Jr., 26, and Derren Sorrells, 22, have each been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree attempted murder.

Darwin Sorrells has also been charged with a count of criminal trespass, a misdemeanor.

Aldridge was pushing her infant child in a stroller Friday when several men started shooting.

The child, about 3 weeks old, was not hurt, family spokesman Edward Jones said.


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