Kyara Newell dies one day after being shot in Rogers Park, and suspect captured and charged with murder

Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Kyara Newell | Facebook

Kyara Newell | Facebook

A 40-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Kyara Newell, who died Thursday morning after being shot while riding in a car early Wednesday in the Rogers Park neighborhood.

At 12:24 a.m. Wednesday, the 26-year-old Newell was the passenger in a vehicle driving southbound in the 2300 block of West Arthur when two males on the sidewalk nearby opened fire, authorities said.

Newell was shot in the head and was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he died at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in the 6500 block of North Ashland.

James Bryant | Chicago Police

James Bryant | Chicago Police

James Bryant faces one felony count of first-degree murder and was scheduled to appear in bond court Friday, according to Chicago Police.

Rogers Park District officers apprehended Bryant “moments after the shooting,” and he was identified as the man who fired shots into the vehicle, police said.

Bryant, who lives in the 6500 block of North Claremont, was scheduled for a bond hearing Friday.

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