Who killed Jaslyn Adams? Suspect shot and arrested as he tried carjacking a family while being chased by cops
Jaslyn Adams' death was a tragic one. On Sunday afternoon, the 7-year-old girl was shot dead while she was inside a car with her father at a Homan Square McDonald's drive-thru in Chicago.The man wanted in the murder of the little girl was chased by police on the Eisenhower Expressway on Thursday afternoon and shot while he was allegedly in the midst of carjacking someone.
Police Superintendent David Brown reportedly said police shot the man multiple times after he crashed a vehicle and then tried to carjack a family on inbound I-290 near Mannheim Road.
Brown said the man was wanted in the murder of Jaslyn.
How did the shooting go down?
The latest reports reveal how the incident took place. It was shortly after 4 pm. when Chicago police officers who were performing surveillance of the suspect in a western suburb, attempted to stop his vehicle on the expressway. Brown said it was then the suspect crashed on the shoulder of the roadway and attempted to carjack a vehicle carrying a family. Following this, the officers shot him multiple times.
"We don't know if the offender shot back. We can’t confirm that at this point," Brown reportedly said. As per the latest reports, two guns allegedly belonging to the suspect were recovered at the scene.
According to the latest reports, Brown said the suspect was taken to a hospital for treatment. Police spokesman Tom Ahern added that the man was expected to survive and that no officers were hurt.
The suspect was one of the people involved in the shooting that took place over the weekend. "There were other people involved" in the incident, Brown said, but no one else was taken into custody. The shooting is being investigated by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, which Brown said, probes all the shootings that involve city police officers.
What happened to Jaslyn?
On Sunday, the seven-year-old was killed after two people opened fire in the McDonald’s drive-thru. The girl, who reports reveal has three siblings, was shot repeatedly. After the shooting, police took her to Stroger Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
She was not alone in the car at the time of the shooting. Jontae Adams, her father, was injured during the firing and was treated for a gunshot wound to his torso, police said.
Who was behind the shooting?
Police say that the shooting was gang-related, adding that they believe it was tied to another shooting that wounded two people at a Popeyes in Humboldt Park less than three hours later.
Jaslyn’s grandmother, Lawanda McMullen, told the Chicago Sun-Times that news of the suspected gunman's arrest did bring some relief to her. At the same time, she had some reservations about the investigation into Jaslyn’s killing - especially whether the man who was shot and taken into custody was actually involved.
"Right now, I just don’t know how to feel," McMullen reportedly said. "If he is the killer, hopefully we can catch both killers [and] we can get a full investigation so our family can come to some type of closure."