An 18-year-old man was charged over the weekend with the murder of a 7-year-old Chicago girl, Jaslyn Adams, although two other suspects remain in great condition.
18-year-old man charged in murder of 7-year-old girl
Marion Lewis was charged with first-degree murder of Adams and was denied bail Sunday according to Wgn-TV.
Also facing 17 other charges is Lewis, 18, on a first-degree murder charge with 17 other charges, including aggravated vehicular kidnapping, and for aggravated discharge of a firearm.
The Associated Press reported that Lewis drove “behind a car driven by the girl’s father, while two other men got up with the fire,” according to prosecutors.
“The other two suspects in the Jaslyn Adams murder were identified by police, but have not been charged, prosecutors said.
“You can run, but you can’t hide,” Chicago police Superintendent David Brown said of the remaining suspects.
“We will bring them to justice for this crime.”
Last weekend the girl’s father was also shot, but survived the attack.
The guided motives behind the attack remain incompatible from police officials, but the car was covered in bullets suggesting that the target was the girl’s father.
Adams was hit several times in the upper body and was treated by a local police officer and taken to a regional hospital. Her father was hit in the upper body but managed to survive the attack.
Lewis and the 7-year-old girl are both black and to date there have been no protests by activists for the innocent life of the girl.