No protests to see here. And it’s not going to be front page news either. Just some of the thugs whose own shooting deaths would have been a national story followed by protests killing a 7-year-old girl.
An 18-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder after being identified as one of the perpetrators responsible for the murder of 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams on April 18, according to police.
Marion Lewis is also facing more than a dozen other felony charges, including robbery, aggravated assault of a police officer and three counts of attempted murder.
Lewis was arrested earlier this week after leading police, who were surveilling him, on a brief car chase. According to law enforcement officials, Lewis crashed his car and attempted to hijack a family’s vehicle that was stopped in traffic. Police then shot Lewis multiple times. It was not immediately clear if Lewis fired back at police.
Two guns were allegedly recovered from Lewis, according to police.
Jontae Adams and his daughter, Jaslyn, were in a car Sunday afternoon in a McDonald’s parking lot in the Homan Square neighborhood when they were shot. The little girl was struck by gunfire multiple times and was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
He also tried to carjack a car with a family inside.
With the man’s family still in the back seat, the suspected carjacker got in the Land Rover.
From outside his car, he yelled to a police officer who had run up with gun drawn that his 22-year-old wife, 4-month-old son and nearly 2-year-old daughter were still inside. A family friend was also able to get outside the car.
“I was scared for me and my wife and my kids,” he said.
The officer ordered the man out of the car several times, as the driver of the Land Rover yelled to the officer that his family was still inside.
The officer then fired his gun.
Nobody supports defunding the police in that moment.
And this is just the reality of the violent crime wave that Democrat and RINO pro-crime policies have unleashed. Cities are becoming war zones and police officers are being pulled back. The stories of the victims are buried while the thugs are treated as martyrs and heroes.