Chicago police shot one of the gunmen suspected in the death of 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams in a McDonald’s drive-thru.
Chicago police Superintendent David Brown announced the arrest of one of the suspects in a press conference on Thursday.
The suspect was under surveillance by Chicago police in a western suburb. Police gave chase when the suspect fled in a vehicle.
He crashed on the shoulder of the Eisenhower expressway as police tried to stop him, Brown said.
After crashing, he tried to carjack a family stopped in traffic in the eastbound lane. When he refused an officer’s commands, the officer shot him, Brown said.
Brown said two guns were found on the suspect who is under police guard at a hospital where he is being treated for a gunshot wound in the arm.
“The investigation will reveal whether the offender shot back or not,” Brown said.
Brown confirmed the suspect is wanted in the fatal shooting of Jaslyn and the wounding of her father, Jontae Adams, who was shot in the chest.
Jontae, a 29-year-old aspiring rapper known as Tilla, was released from a hospital this week.
Police are still searching for a second suspect in Jaslyn’s death.