Police charged a suspect in connection with the murder of Jaslyn Adams, 7, at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Chicago on April 19.
Police arrested Marion Lewis, 18, as the first suspect in connection to the fatal shooting. Lewis faces charges of first degree murder and attempted murder.
Officers arrested Lewis after he attempted to carjack another family’s vehicle during a car chase. Illinois State Police shot him in the arm after he shot at Chicago PD officers. According to ABC News, detectives recovered two guns that match the murder weapons used during the death of Jaslyn Adams.
Although this arrest is a big step towards justice, other unknown suspects remain at large. Chicago’s Superintendent David Brown announced, “We are going to bring you to justice for this crime. The Adams family deserves nothing less.” However, Brown declined to confirm how many other suspects are wanted.
Also, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot spoke out condemning the violence, saying the city’s “epidemic of gun violence cutting our children’s lives short cannot go on.” However, ABC News allege that the real target was Adams’ father, who faced a fatal gunshot wound.
Yesterday evening, Lawanda McMullen, the grandmother of the victim, spoke out on ABC news. She said, “Just turn yourself in…You know if you have any heart, you know if you have a child…”