A man was charged with first degree murder Saturday in connection with the shooting death of 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams, who was fatally shot in a Homan Square McDonald's drive-thru.
Chicago Police Department Supt. David Brown announced during a press conference that 18-year-old Marion Lewis has been charged with murder in connection to the fatal shooting, among a slew of other felonies.
Police shot and wounded Lewis while on the Eisenhower Expressway Thursday, following a police chase and attempted carjacking, according to authorities. NBC 5 has yet to independently verify the police account of events.
Officers recovered two guns from Lewis at the time of the arrest.
Among 16 other charges, Lewis is accused of aggravated assault, unlawful restraint and robbery, Brown noted. He continued, saying CPD is still searching for more people involved in the crime.
"You can run but you can't hide. We are going to bring you to justice for this crime. The Adams family deserves nothing less," Brown said as a message to others who may be involved.
Jaslyn's father, who was also shot Sunday, was released from the hospital, Brown said.
While answering questions from the media Thursday, Brown issued an unprecedented warning about bringing family members into a life of crime.
"Don't put your loved ones in the car with you, your mothers, your wives," he said. "People who have nothing to do with the choices you made, but they end up being the victims of your choices."
Tio Hardiman, who heads up the peace initiative "Violence Interrupters" says the message from Brown should be sent to young men through social media.
"The word needs to go out among the young people in Chicago, they should put a moratorium on the shooting of women and kids, period. The young people must do that. That's something they must do."