- Police in northwest Wisconsin arrested a suspect Wednesday afternoon in the July Fourth Chicago slaying of 7-year-old Amari Brown, police said.
Rasheed Martin, 20, was arrested at a home in Superior, Wis., about 460 miles northwest of Chicago near the Wisconsin-Minnesota border, according to authorities. A warrant for Martin's arrest, charging him with first-degree murder, was issued Friday, according to Cook County court records. He is being held in the Douglas County, Wis., jail, and awaiting extradition to Chicago.
Police believe Martin went to the 1100 block of North Harding Avenue about 11:55 p.m. on the Fourth of July and opened fire at a group of people, killing Amari and wounding a 26-year-old woman. At the time he was killed, Amari was with his father in the Humboldt Park neighborhood after spending the day at his grandmother's house for a July Fourth celebration, family said at the time.
Nice job to all the involved investigators.