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A second suspect has been charged in the senseless shooting death of 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams of Chicago.

Demond Goudy, 21, (left) was arrested Monday and charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.

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Jaslyn was shot six times as she sat in a car with her father, Jontae Adams, at a McDonald's drive-thru. She was pronounced dead at a hospital. Jontae, who suffered a gunshot wound to the back and leg, was released from a hospital.

The first suspect, Marion Lewis, 18, was arrested over the weekend. Lewis is believed to be the getaway driver of the car the suspects fled in.

Lewis was shot by Chicago PD after he allegedly attempted to carjack a vehicle on the Eisenhower expressway. He is in jail, recovering from a gunshot wound to the arm.

Police are searching for other suspects who had beef with Jontae Adams after he allegedly urinated on the grave of a rival gang member.

In an interview after he was released from a hospital, Jontae Adams denied urinating on the grave a few days before the shooting. He claimed he couldn't have been at the cemetery because he was on house arrest at the time.
 

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Chicago police shot one of the gunmen suspected in the death of 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams in a McDonald's drive-thru.

Chicago police Superintendent David Brown announced the arrest of one of the suspects in a press conference on Thursday.

The suspect was under surveillance by Chicago police in a western suburb. Police gave chase when the suspect fled in a vehicle.

He crashed on the shoulder of the Eisenhower expressway as police tried to stop him, Brown said.

After crashing, he tried to carjack a family stopped in traffic in the eastbound lane. When he refused an officer's commands, the officer shot him, Brown said.

Brown said two guns were found on the suspect who is under police guard at a hospital where he is being treated for a gunshot wound in the arm.

"The investigation will reveal whether the offender shot back or not," Brown said.

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Brown confirmed the suspect is wanted in the fatal shooting of Jaslyn and the wounding of her father, Jontae Adams, who was shot in the chest.

Jontae, a 29-year-old aspiring rapper known as Tilla, was released from a hospital this week.

Police are still searching for a second suspect in Jaslyn's death.

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Chicago police believe an aspiring rapper's rivals hunted him for 2 days before killing his daughter in a McDonald's drive-thru.

Jontae Adams, 29, and his daughter Jaslyn were in their car in the drive-thru when two men sprayed the car with bullets on Sunday, April 18.

Jaslyn died from multiple gunshot wounds and her father was seriously injured in a shooting, according to THV11 News.

A McDonald's employee who asked to remain anonymous told the Chicago Sun-Times that two men got out of a gray car in the drive-thru and started shooting into Adams' car.

Adams, also known as Tilla, is one half of the Chicago rap due Tilla & Bully Bino.

The day before the shooting, Tilla wrote on Facebook "Opps probably downstairs waiting on me", which is slang for gang rivals are waiting to ambush him.

Police believe the shooting was gang-related. But the Internet says the gunmen wanted part of a $20,000 PPP loan that Adams received recently.

No arrests have been made yet.

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There's a new sheriff in town. Chicago's violent crime has gone unchecked for far too long. Now the Biden administration is doing something about it.

Chicago's violence has impacted victims as far south as Georgia. Gun violence and murders spiraled out of control in Atlanta and the surrounding suburbs during the lockdowns in 2020.

Frightened Chicago residents reached out to Washington for help. That help has come in the form of severe prison sentences for federal crimes such as carjackings.

A carjacker in Chicago now faces life in prison rather than the customary bail and a slap on the wrist.

The FBI's field office in Chicago tweeted on Thursday: "Federal time for a federal crime. If you carjack a vehicle in #Chicago, you could face a lifetime behind bars."

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The FBI continued:

"...but it's just a car.

In reality, it's so much more. It's a victim, it's a trauma, and sometimes it's a life.

Violent carjackings happen at gunpoint with repeat offenders pointing weapons at innocent people. Rushing to escape, carjackers cause accidents that claim more lives.

No one should have to live in fear of being carjacked. It's a big issue, and it deserves a big response. We’re partnering with law enforcement and the courts—both federally and locally—to investigate and prosecute these crimes to the fullest extent of the law."

Chicagoans who are wary of lenient Chicago lawmakers expressed relief on Twitter.

On Twitter user wrote: "Bout f---in time."

Another wrote: "We Must take All Carjackings prosecutions Away from Kimberly Foxx. Charge these so call teenagers Federally as adults. Additionally, FBI Chicago must look into any and All connections between Kim Foxx and the Chicago gangs. Look under the hood."

And a third Twitter user wrote: "Thankfully there are honorable men and women that will do the job that @SAKimFoxx refuses to do!"

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and President Trump have reached an agreement to accept federal assistance with ongoing violence that's ripping her city apart.

On Tuesday, the mayor's office said President Trump "reached out to Mayor Lightfoot this evening to confirm that he plans to send federal resources to Chicago to supplement ongoing federal investigations pertaining to violent crime."

The Chicago Sun-Times reports "The conversation was brief and straightforward," according to the statement.

Lightfoot vowed to file a federal lawsuit if Trump sent federal troops into her city to combat spiking gun violence that left hundreds of people wounded and dozens dead, including multiple children.

Lightfoot reportedly backed down and reached an agreement with Trump after local church and civic leaders told her to stop playing politics with children's lives.

"Mayor Lightfoot maintains that all resources will be investigatory in nature and be coordinated through the U.S. Attorney's office. The Mayor has made clear that if there is any deviation from what has been announced, we will pursue all available legal options to protect Chicagoans."

She said she didn't want a repeat of the chaos in Portland, Oregon, where Trump sent federal officers in unmarked vehicles to sweep protestors off the streets this month.

Trump will deploy hundreds of troops to Chicago and also to Albuquerque, New Mexico to quell the violence that erupted in those cities after the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis.

The Minneapolis City Council voted to dismantle the police department. Crime has risen 40% in Minneapolis as a result.

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President Trump vowed to send federal troops to Chicago after a bloody weekend of violence left 63 shot and 12 people killed, including two children.

Tensions between Trump and the mayor of Chicago erupted after he tweeted about the ongoing violence in her city.

Trump vowed to send federal troops to the Democratic stronghold this week to quell the violence.

"How about Chicago? Would you say they need help after this weekend?" Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday. "You know the numbers that you hear, the numbers? Many, many shot. Many, many killed."
 

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she had concerns about federal troops who disrupted Antifa and Black Lives Matter uprisings in Portland, Oregon over the weekend.

"I have great concerns about that in particular, given the track record in the city of Portland," Mayor Lightfoot said.

Federal agents in unmarked cars ambushed startled protestors in Portland and took them to unknown locations over the weekend.

Unlike the National Guard, federal agents have more powers to arrest and detain people who trespass or commit crimes on federal property.

"I have talked to the mayor of Portland (and) we don't need federal agents without any insignia taking people off the street and holding them, I think, unlawfully," Lightfoot added.

At least 18 Chicago police officers were hospitalized after hundreds of protesters - many holding black umbrellas to shield their identities, assaulted police with frozen water bottles, rocks, and other projectiles as they tried to take down the statue of Christopher Columbus in Grant Park on Friday.

Mayor Lightfoot blamed "a group of vigilantes" who came to Chicago "for a fight, not a peaceful protest."

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A Chicago man is in police custody charged with the murders of two teenagers who reportedly asked him how tall he was, police say.

Laroy Battle, 19, gunned down Jasean Francis, 17, and Charles Riley, 16, in an alleyway behind a convenience store around 5 p.m. on June 20.

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Both teens were rushed to the University of Chicago Medical Center where they were pronounced dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

Riley was struck in the back and left leg and Francis was shot in the back, chest and left hand. A third teenager fled and was not shot.

The surviving teen told police he and his 2 friends did not know Battle. He said after the teens asked him how tall he was inside the convenience store, Battle followed them out of the store and fired nine rounds at them.

Battle was arrested after community members identified him in surveillance video released by the police. According to his booking sheet, Battle is 6-foot-3.

"To the community members who stepped forward with information — thank you. Detectives were able to quickly identify Battle, but it was the help we received from the community that led to his arrest," Chicago Police tweeted.

Francis and Riley were among 104 people shot in Chicago over Father's Day weekend.
 

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