HOMAN SQUARE — Federal authorities say the third man wanted for fatally shooting 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams last month has fled the state and a reward is being offered to help track him down.
Devontay Anderson, 21, of the 100 block of North Parkside Avenue, was charged in a federal complaint April 29 with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution in Jaslyn’s killing. The complaint in U.S. District Court was unsealed Wednesday and authorities are still trying to find Anderson.
On Thursday, the FBI offered a $10,000 for information leading to his arrest.
Police and prosecutors said Jaslyn was with her father at the Homan Square McDonald’s drive thru April 18 when a silver Audi pulled up. Two men got out, one carrying a Draco, an AK-47 style of gun, the other brandishing a .40 caliber handgun. The pair ambushed Jaslyn and her father, firing at least 45 bullets at their car, prosecutors said.
In the federal complaint, FBI Special Agent Steven Molesky said Anderson is the man who brandished the Draco. Jaslyn was shot six times. Her father, Jontae Adams, was also shot but has since been released from a hospital.
Already charged and being held without bond are Demond Goudy, 21, who prosecutors believe shot the .40 caliber gun, and Marion Lewis, 18, who prosecutors believe drove the Audi.
Lewis was arrested two days after Jaslyn’s murder after fleeing police and trying to carjack a family. Goudy, who was out on bond on four other felonies at the time of Jaslyn’s murder, was arrested a week later.
The six-page complaint says Chicago Police linked Anderson to the shootings by viewing one of the co-offender’s Instagram accounts and corroborated it through Anderson’s Facebook page. Based on that information, a Cook County judge issued an arrest warrant on April 26 for Anderson, charging him with first-degree murder, the complaint said.
After identifying Anderson as one of the suspects, police obtained a court order allowing them to review GPS information from his Facebook account, which showed he was in Miami, Florida.
Molesky wrote in the complaint he believes Anderson fled Illinois to avoid prosecution for Jaslyn’s murder, which is a federal crime.
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