A man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl at a McDonald’s drive-through in Chicago.
During a recent press conference, Chicago Police Department Supt. David Brown announced that Marion Lewis, 18, has been charged with murder in connection to the fatal shooting, as well as other charges including aggravated assault, unlawful restraint, and robbery.
Earlier this month, a man and his young daughter Jaslyn were shot while sitting at the eatery’s drive-through in what is believed to be a targeted gang-related shooting. Jaslyn was transported to a nearby hospital, where she later died.
Brown said Jaslyn’s father, who was injured and hospitalized from the attack, has since been released from the hospital.
ABC7 previously reported that a McDonald’s employee said two men jumped out of a car and began shooting at Jaslyn and her father. Police say more than 50 gunshots were fired.
Last Thursday, NBC Chicago reported that officers were conducting surveillance on Lewis when he attempted to flee the scene.
Police say Lewis crashed his vehicle on the eastbound Eisenhower Expressway between Manheim Road and 25th Avenue. Lewis allegedly attempted to hijack a family’s vehicle but was first confronted by police officers.
During the event, which NBC Chicago has yet to independently verify, at least one Chicago police officer opened fire, striking Lewis multiple times. Lewis was transported to an area hospital. People reported on Monday that he is expected to survive.
NBC Chicago says officers recovered two guns from Lewis at the time of his arrest.
People reported on Monday that Lewis — who is being held without bond — is believed by police to be the driver of the silver Audi that was behind Jaslyn’s father’s Infiniti.
Authorities say the two alleged gunman have been identified, but remain at large.
People adds that Lewis has yet to enter pleas for any his charges, and that it is unclear whether he has retained an attorney.
Last week, a GoFundMe was created to support the grieving family of Jaslyn, affectionately known by her family as “Pinky.” As of this writing, the page has raised over $16,000.
Family members told WGN that Jaslyn attended Cameron Elementary School and loved to dance and make TikTok videos.
The young girl leaves behind her mother, father, and three siblings.
Our condolences go out to Jaslyn’s family and loved ones for their loss.