U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles on Monday expressed condolences to the families of victims of a triple homicide in which her brother has been charged.
Tevin Biles-Thomas, 24, was arrested and charged last week in connection with a New Year's Eve shooting that left three dead in Cleveland.
Biles, who did not grow up in the same household as her brother, made her first direct comments on the matter Monday night on social media.
"My heart aches for everyone involved, especially for the victims and their families," Biles wrote on Twitter. "There is nothing that I can say that will heal anyone's pain, but I do want to express my sincere condolences to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy.
"I ask everyone to please respect my family's privacy as we deal with our pain. XO."
Biles-Thomas, who is in the U.S. Army, was arrested Thursday in Georgia and faces charges on six counts of murder, three counts of voluntary manslaughter, five counts of felonious assault and one count of perjury. He is jailed in Liberty County, Georgia.
Arraignment has been scheduled for Sept. 13 in Cuyahoga County in Ohio.