The FBI is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of Devontay Anderson, who authorities believe has fled the state of Illinois following his alleged involvement in the shooting death of 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams last month.
The FBI on Thursday announced a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to Anderson’s arrest and conviction. He and another man, 21-year-old Demond Goudy, allegedly fired dozens of rounds into a vehicle carrying Adams and her father as they sat in a McDonald’s drive-thru on the West Side on April 18.
According to Cook County prosecutors, Goudy was armed with a .40 caliber handgun while Anderson was carrying a Draco AK-47 pistol when they opened fire. Chicago police recovered 47 shell casings from the weapons at the McDonald’s and the FBI described the Adams’ vehicle as being “riddled” with bullets.
Jaslyn Adams was shot multiple times and died, while her father was struck once and survived.
Anderson, 21, was charged in federal court late last month with fleeing to avoid prosecution, and an arrest warrant has been filed in Cook County charging him with first-degree murder in Adams’ death.
Devontay Anderson is wanted for his alleged involvement in the violent murder of a 7-year-old girl in Chicago. The #FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Anderson. https://t.co/pObpiX0Yrw pic.twitter.com/T0HcH2W421
— FBI Chicago (@FBIChicago) May 13, 2021
According to the feds, Anderson should be considered armed and dangerous, and has known connections to Illinois, Indiana and Florida. A federal affidavit unsealed Wednesday revealed 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.
The FBI described Anderson — who uses the aliases of “Vontay” and “Moneybag” — as being between 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-6, 150-160 pounds with a small tattoo of capital script letters over his right eyebrow.
Anonymous tips can be submitted to the FBI at tips.fbi.gov.
Goudy and another man, 18-year-old Marion Lewis, have already been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting. Both remain held at the Cook County Jail without bail.