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Chicago police, with SWAT team on hand, arrest second suspect in killing of 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams

The person was taken into custody about 6:50 p.m. Monday after he left a home in the 1500 block of South Springfield Avenue, police said.

Dozens of family members and supporters of 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams gather for a vigil outside the girl’s grandmother’s West Side home, Wednesday evening, April 21, 2021. Jaslyn was fatally shot Sunday, April 18, while in line at a McDonald’s drive-thru with her father, who suffered one gunshot wound to the back and survived.
Dozens of family members and supporters of 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams gather for a vigil outside the girl’s grandmother’s West Side home, Wednesday evening, April 21, 2021.
Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times

A person was arrested Monday in Lawndale in connection to the fatal shooting of 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams’ at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Homan Square earlier this month.

The suspect was taken into custody about 6:50 p.m. after he left a home alone in the 1500 block of South Springfield Avenue, Chicago police said. A SWAT team was called to the scene to “assist” in the arrest, police said.

The person was taken to Area Four headquarters for questioning, and charges were pending.

Last week, a man shot by police while trying to carjack a family on the Eisenhower Expressway was charged in connection with Jaslyn’s killing. Prosecutors said Marion Lewis, 18, was the getaway driver but did not fire any of the shots that killed Jaslyn or wounded her father, 28-year-old Jontae Adams.

Police would not say whether the suspect arrested Monday was believed to be one of the shooters.

Jaslyn, nicknamed “Pinky,” was killed April 18 after two gunmen fired at least 45 shots at her father’s car in the drive-thru of a McDonald’s at Kedzie Avenue and Roosevelt Road. One shooter was seen on surveillance cameras holding an AK-47-style assault rifle with a “banana clip,” prosecutors said.

The next day, hundreds of people gathered to release balloons for a vigil at the McDonald’s where Jaslyn was killed.

“We love you Pinky” — her family said in unison at the vigil.

Contributing: Tom Schuba, Mitch Dudek, Frank Main