Man Was Trying To Carjack A Family When Police Him, Supt David Brown SaysBy Charlie De Mar

BELLWOOD, Ill. (CBS) — A man wanted in the shooting that killed 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams on the city’s West Side this past weekend was shot and wounded by Chicago Police on the Eisenhower Expressway following a pursuit Thursday afternoon, police said.

Police Supt. David Brown said the suspect in the murder had crashed a car and was trying to carjack a family on the expressway when police shot him.

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Brown said the police Gang Unit had been conducting surveillance on the man in the western suburbs when he got in a car and tried to escape.

Police tried to stop the car on the inbound Eisenhower Expressway near Mannheim Road at 4:10 p.m., Brown said. The man crashed his car on the shoulder and then tried to carjack a family that was stopped in traffic, Brown said.

Officers confronted the suspect and shot him multiple times, Brown said. Two weapons were recovered, and the suspect was taken to an area hospital, Brown said.

A subsequent police statement said the man was shot in the arm.

Sources told CBS 2 Investigator Brad Edwards that one of the weapons was an AK-47, and the weapons are believed possibly to be connected to Jaslyn’s murder.

At the scene, a sport-utility vehicle was taped off in red crime scene tape, and the suspect’s vehicle was off on the a grassy hill. The inbound Eisenhower Expressway was closed at the scene throughout the afternoon rush.

As CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reported, traffic was a mess on the Eisenhower near Mannheim Road for hours after the incident. Cars had to turn the opposite way to avoid the scene.

“I’m glad I’m not in it,” said witness Michael Walsh. “It’s a mess.”

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De Mar spoke with Glenn Turner, who was not on the Eisenhower yet when the incident happened, but was stopped at a red light on a nearby street when the chase whipped right past him.

“The vehicle that we see down the road here went flying past me; had to be doing 40, 50, 60 at a red light when everybody’s stopped, and then about two seconds later, Villa Park police were after him,” Turner said.

Police said late this past Sunday, Jaslyn was found in a bullet-ridden car – sitting in a McDonald’s drive-thru in the 3200 block of West Roosevelt Road, at Kedzie Avenue.

Jaslyn Adams

Jaslyn Adams (Provided by Family)

At least 30 shell casings surrounded the vehicle after the shooting at 4:18 p.m. The tinted windows on side were shot out. Bullet holes were left in the frame and back window as well.

Investigators said Jaslyn was hit multiple times around her body. She was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

Family said her father, Jontae Adams, 29, was also hit. Chicago Police said the 29-year-old was shot in the upper body. He was also taken to Stroger Hospital of Cook County, where he was reported in serious condition, and he was expected to survive.

Brown said he did not know if the shooting that killed Jaslyn was believed to be in retaliation for something.

The man shot by police is expected to survive. He was not identified, and police have not specified what they believe his role in Jaslyn’s murder was.

Supt. Brown said there are possibly others who are wanted in connection to Jaslyn’s murder.

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The Civilian Office of Police Accountability was also investigating following the police shooting.

Charlie De Mar