Community leaders organize tributes for 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams

Chicago News

CHICAGO Members of several South and West Side community organizations met up for a car caravan and balloon release Friday in remembrance of 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams.

Jaslyn was shot to death in her father’s car at a McDonald’s at Kedzie and Roosevelt last Sunday afternoon. Her father, Jontae, sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting.

There is currently a suspect in custody, after Chicago police were surveilling him in a western suburb before attempting to pull him over on the Eisenhower Expressway.

Police said the suspect then crashed his car, got out and tried to carjack a nearby family to get away. Illinois State Police have confirmed he did fire a shot at officers.

An officer shot back, hitting the man multiple times in the arm. He was taken to Loyola Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and he is expected to be charged soon.

The incident caused all inbound lanes of I-290 to be closed for nearly five hours Thursday night.

Police said the man is one of the men responsible for the murder of Jaslyn Adams.

Hundreds of community members parked in a lot near the McDonald’s at the end of the caravan and held a balloon release in memory of Jaslyn.

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