The Latest: Rhymefest posts video of trying to report crime

BY foxsports • August 28, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) The Latest on the fatal shooting of the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade and Chicago violence (all times local):

11:25 a.m.

The Chicago Police Department has apologized to Academy Award and Grammy-winning rapper Rhymefest after seeing his video that showed officers seemingly not treating seriously his report of being robbed.

Rhymefest, whose given name is Che Smith, said he was sitting in his parked vehicle Saturday when a man with a gun jumped in and demanded his wallet. The 39-year-old complied and the man fled on foot.

The rapper went to a South Side police district to report the robbery.

Smith said officers were in no hurry to take his report and that when he did sit down with an officer, she insisted he keep his hands where she could see them, expressed doubt about his story and didn't appear to be writing down answers.

He said when he asked to see her supervisor, the sergeant told him to leave. That's when he began filming.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said that Chief of Patrol Fred Waller called Smith ''to apologize on behalf of the department for how he was treated'' and to let Smith know detectives would begin investigating the robbery immediately.

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11 a.m.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is sidestepping questions about the flow of guns into Illinois from his state as the U.S. presidential campaign delves into the issue of Chicago violence.

The Republican vice presidential nominee would not answer direct questions Sunday about guns from Indiana coming into Chicago during CNN's ''State of the Union'' show.

Chicago authorities have said more than half of the guns used in crimes come from out of state, including about 20 percent from Indiana.

The questions came after the shooting death of Nykea Aldridge, a cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade.

When asked about gun trafficking from Indiana, Pence instead brought up failing schools in Chicago and his running mate Donald Trump's pledge to create jobs.

Two men were charged with first-degree murder on Sunday in Aldridge's death.

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10:05 a.m.

Chicago police say two brothers have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade as she was walking to register her children for school.

Authorities say 26-year-old Darwin Sorrells Jr. and 22-year-old Derren Sorrells were charged Sunday in the death of Nykea Aldridge.

Police say the 32-year-old mother of four was pushing a baby in a stroller near the school when two men walked up and fired shots at a third man but hit Aldridge in the head and arm. Police say she wasn't the intended target.

Police say the suspects have criminal records.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson plans to release more information at a news conference later Sunday.


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