A suspect in the weekend murder of a 7-year-old girl at a West Side McDonald’s was chased by police on the Eisenhower Expressway Thursday afternoon and shot while he allegedly tried to carjack someone, police 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, Police Supt. David Brown told reporters.
Brown said the man was wanted in the murder of Jaslyn Adams, who was shot Sunday afternoon inside a car with her father in Homan Square.
Shortly after 4 p.m., Chicago police officers were performing surveillance of the suspect in a western suburb and attempted to stop the suspect’s vehicle on I-290 near Mannheim Road, Brown said. That’s when the suspect crashed on the shoulder of the highway and attempted to carjack a vehicle containing a family.
The officers then shot the suspect multiple times, Brown said. “We don’t know if the offender shot back. We can’t confirm that at this point,” he said.
Two guns allegedly belonging to the suspect were recovered at the scene.
Brown said the suspect was taken to a hospital for treatment. Police spokesman Tom Ahern said the man was expected to survive.
“There were other people involved” in the incident, Brown said, but no one else was taken into custody.
Brown said the shooting is being investigated by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, which probes all shootings involving city police officers.
Jaslyn was killed Sunday after two people exited a car and opened fire at the McDonald’s drive-thru, at 3200 W. Roosevelt Road. The girl, who has three siblings, was shot repeatedly and taken by police to Stroger Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.
Her father, Jontae Adams, was treated for a gunshot wound to his torso.
“That’s my baby I just lost,” Adams told reporters Wednesday. “I got shot. My baby got shot six times… I want my daughter’s killers locked up.”
Police said the shooting was gang-related and was believed to be related to another shooting less than three hours later that wounded two people at a Popeyes in Humboldt Park.
“My 7-year-old daughter ‘Pinky’ was an absolute blessing. I will forever love her and continue the legacy she has left behind,” Jaslyn’s mother, Lanesha Walker, wrote in an online fundraiser.