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Suspect arrested in murder of Chicago boy, 7

CHICAGO - The man accused of fatally shooting a 7-year-old boy in Chicago at a July 4th celebration has been arrested, according to CBS Chicago.

Rasheed Martin, 20, was arrested in Superior, Wisconsin without incident on Wednesday on a homicide warrant, police say. It is unclear what the suspect was doing there.

Amari Brown was reportedly watching fireworks with his family when gunfire erupted in the Chicago neighborhood, killing him. CBS Chicago

Martin allegedly shot Amari Brown in a drive-by shooting earlier this month in what, the station says, appears to be gang-related violence. CBS Chicago reported that Martin was apparently aiming for Amari Brown's father, Antonio Brown, who has been arrested 45 times.

Martin is being held in the Douglas County Jail pending extradition to Illinois.

Amari's uncle Carl O'Neal told the station that the arrest does not ease his heartache. "It's not going to bring my nephew back, I'm just praying the system works out."

Rev. Ira Acree told CBS Chicago there isn't a sigh of relief but, "We are just happy there is some progress and that this is a top priority with the Chicago police department."

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