Alleged Gunman in Killing of 7-Year-Old Jaslyn Adams Charged With Fleeing Illinois

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The second of two suspected gunmen accused of killing 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams at a McDonald’s drive-thru last month has been charged in federal court with fleeing Illinois to avoid criminal prosecution.

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Devontay Anderson is alleged to have fired dozens of rounds from an AK-47 into the vehicle Adams was riding in with her father outside a fast-food restaurant on the city’s West Side on April 18.

In a federal affidavit filed April 29, an FBI special agent disclosed that Anderson has been charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

According to the affidavit, both the Chicago Police Department and the FBI have been looking for Anderson in Illinois, but those searches have thus far been unsuccessful. But investigators have been tracking a Facebook account connected to Anderson, and as of April 26, “pings” from that account have been traced to Miami, Florida.

Investigators also found photos on that Facebook page that allegedly “corroborated Anderson as one of the shooters involved in the incident,” per the affidavit, and on April 26, an arrest warrant was filed against Anderson, charging him with first-degree murder.

The Chicago Tribune first reported the charge filed against Anderson.

Two other men — 18-year-old Marion Lewis and 21-year-old Demond Goudy — have already been charged in Cook County court with first-degree murder in Adams’ death.

Cook County prosecutors have outlined the allegations against the men during multiple bond hearings last month.

Surveillance footage showed a silver Audi allegedly driven by Lewis pull up behind the Adams’ vehicle at the McDonald's at around 4:18 p.m. on the day of the shooting, Assistant State’s Attorney Kevin Deboni said during one of those hearings. Goudy and another man — identified in the federal affidavit as Anderson — could be seen exiting the Audi, walking up to the victims and opening fire, according to Deboni.

The two gunmen returned to the Audi, but got out a second time and then allegedly began firing a second round of bullets at the victims after they saw Adams’ car pull forward. They then got back into the Audi and fled the area.

Chicago police recovered more than 45 shell casings at the scene. According to the federal affidavit, the Adams’ vehicle was “riddled” with bullets.

Jaslyn Adams was shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital. Her father was struck once in the torso, but survived.

Both Lewis and Goudy have been denied bail and remain in the Cook County Jail.

Contact Matt Masterson: @ByMattMasterson[email protected] | (773) 509-5431

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