18-Year-Old Man Charged With First-Degree Murder in Shooting of Seven-Year-Old Chicago Girl at McDonald’s Drive-thru

Jaslyn Adams, seen in this photo provided to CNN affiliate WLS, was 7 years old.

Chicago police on Saturday announced the filing of than a dozen criminal charges, including first-degree murder, against an 18-year-old in connection with the shooting death of 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams in a McDonald’s drive-thru last weekend.

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown identified the suspect as Marion Lewis, who was shot and wounded by police Thursday after a vehicle pursuit, crash and attempted carjacking.

Brown would not say in a news conference Saturday whether police believe Lewis is the person who fired the shots that killed Jaslyn and wounded her father on April 18 while they were at the McDonald’s drive-thru.

“We are saying at this point in the investigation that he was involved in the murder of Jaslyn Adams,” Brown told reporters. “That’s our specific statement.”

Besides first-degree murder, Lewis has been charged with three counts of attempted murder, robbery, aggravated vehicular hijacking and aggravated assault of a police officer, Brown said.

It was not immediately clear Saturday whether Lewis had an attorney who would comment on his behalf.

The investigation remains ongoing, and police continue to search for other suspects in the case, Brown said.

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SOURCE: CNN, Dakin Andone and Andy Rose

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