Marion Lewis Charged Over McDonald's Drive-Thru Shooting That Killed Girl Aged 7

A man has been charged with the murder of a seven-year-old girl who was shot dead at a Chicago McDonald's drive-thru, according to police.

On Saturday, Chicago police announced they had charged Marion Lewis, 18, with the murder of seven-year-old Jaslyn Adams, who died after she was shot dead at a West Side McDonald's drive-thru.

Jaslyn and her father were both shot outside the fast-food restaurant on April 18. Tragically Jaslyn died of her injuries, while her dad, Jontae Adams, was taken to Stroger Hospital after he was shot in the torso.

He has since been discharged from the hospital.

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown told the press that Lewis was arrested and served a total of 16 felony charges after he was chased in a car down the Eisenhower Expressway at around 4 p.m. last Thursday.

When officers tried to stop Lewis, the car crashed and he tried to flee the scene. Lewis then attempted a carjacking while a family was inside their vehicle.

Shortly afterward an officer shot Lewis and he was transported to a nearby hospital where he was treated and then charged.

Supt. Brown added: "Officers recovered two firearms from Marion Lewis at the time of the arrest. He is being charged today in connection with the murder of seven-year-old Jaslyn Adams. He's also been charged with 16 felony charges, plus a warrant."

The officer did not comment on whether Lewis was the one who actually shot Jaslyn, but that he was "involved."

The charges Lewis faces are first-degree murder, robbery, aggravated vehicular hijacking, aggravated assault of a police officer, three counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated UUW, five counts of aggravated discharge and three counts of unlawful restraint.

Supt. Brown said police were still searching for more suspects and that they were continuing their investigation. He then directly addressed the suspects wanted in connection with Jaslyn's death.

The officer continued: "You can run, but you cannot hide. We are going to bring you to justice for this crime. The Adams family deserves nothing less."

Following Supt. Brown's press conference, Jaslyn's grandmother LaWanda McMullen said she was "overjoyed" to hear that someone had been charged in connection with her death.

She told the Chicago Sun-Times: "I'm happy they made the arrest. I hope it's the right person they have. I hope he talks and gives up the next person that is involved. We just need a full-on investigation."

A vigil for Jaslyn was held on Wednesday where Adams said he wanted justice for his daughter.

According to the paper, he said: "I want justice for my baby. I want my baby's killers in jail."

Prosecutors said Adams had identified Lewis as someone who had previously threatened him and also. He also identified a second person who was with Lewis as a member of the same gang, according to CBS Chicago.

Marion Lewis was charged with murder
Marion Lewis was charged with murder and 15 other felonies. Chicago Police