Aaron Hammer, 24, of Compton, Ca., was arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of the older sister of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams, Associated Press reports. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Hammer was jailed without bail.
The sister, Yetunde Price, 31, was shot in the chest early Sunday a mile from the tennis courts where her sisters rose to prominence in this Los Angeles suburb notorious for gang activity and violence. A sheriff’s spokesman said the woman had been sitting with a man in a sport utility vehicle when “somehow they had become involved in a confrontation with the local residents.”
The Williams sisters issued a statement saying their family had been overwhelmed with grief. Venus flew Sunday from New York to Los Angeles and Serena traveled from Toronto to gather with relatives. Price a registered nurse who owned a beauty salon, was a personal assistant to her half-sisters.