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Shooter of 7-year-old in Chicago was out on bond, prosecutors say

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Officers walk near a vehicle at the scene where 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams was fatally shot while in a drive-thru lane at a McDonald's restaurant in the Homan Square neighborhood on April 18, 2021, in Chicago.

One of two shooters opened fire “not once but twice” at a car in a McDonald’s drive-thru, killing 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams and wounding her father on the West Side earlier this month, prosecutors said Friday.

Demond Goudy, 21, who was on bond for four separate felony cases at the time of the shootings, appeared before Cook County Judge David Navarro, who denied bail during a lengthy hearing audio streamed live on YouTube.

Goudy, of the 3600 block of West Fillmore Street, is charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in the attack about 4:20 p.m. April 18 at the McDonald’s, 3200 W. Roosevelt Road in the Homan Square neighborhood, police said.

Goudy “opened fire not once but twice at a vehicle in a McDonald’s parking lot,’' Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Kevin Deboni said in court, adding Goudy “poses a real and present threat” to the community.

Demond Goudy

In this photo released by the Chicago Police Department is Demond Goudy who was arrested Monday, April 26, 2021, on Chicago’s West Side. 

Jaslyn, a Chicago Public Schools student in first grade, was shot six times while she waited at the McDonald’s, police have said. Her father, 29, was seriously injured with a gunshot wound to the lower back.

Prosecutors didn’t detail a motive in the shooting, but their evidence included Goudy being identified in a social media post a few hours before the attack, riding around in an Audi with “distinctive’' features including its speedometer.

The hearing, which was previously continued earlier this week, took about an hour, much longer than usual bond hearings, because Goudy’s attorney, Cathryn Crawford of the Lawndale Christian Legal Center, brought up several objections, including the revealing of Goudy’s juvenile record. Crawford said she was not provided 75% of what Deboni was detailing and wanted to be in the same room with Goudy for the hearing, all of which Navarro denied.

After admonishing Crawford several times, Navarro went forward with the hearing without Crawford detailing what’s known as mitigation — positive background information on a defendant — after she said she could not go along with the proceedings.

Goudy was arrested Monday around 7:15 p.m. at a residence in the 1500 block of South Springfield Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood.

Goudy is the second person charged in connection with the shooting. Marion Lewis, 18, charged with murder, attempted murder and several other charges in the killing and a subsequent chase, is accused of fleeing from police officers on the Eisenhower Expressway.

In court, Deboni described the attack, saying Goudy, who was a front-seat passenger, and another person who was in the back seat and hasn’t been arrested jumped out of the Audi after pulling up behind the Infiniti Jaslyn was in at the drive-thru.

Johnny Adams

Johnny Adams, the grandfather of Jaslyn Adams, cries April 19, 2021, while talking with members of the media during a vigil for the 7-year-old, who was fatally shot while sitting in a vehicle in a McDonald's drive-thru.

Surveillance video from the McDonald’s showed Goudy in the Audi, wearing the same clothing shown in the social media post, Deboni said Friday.

In video surveillance from the restaurant’s, Goudy is seen wearing a pink hoodie pulled over his head, holding a .40-caliber handgun, as the other gunman brandished an “AK-47 type” of gun with a “banana clip” while wearing a black hoodie and stone washed jeans, Deboni said.

“They began to fire the guns at the back of the victims’ car,” Deboni said.

They got back in the Audi, but got out again as the Infiniti pulled forward. They began firing again, before fleeing west on the Eisenhower Expressway.

Jaslyn, shot multiple times, died shortly after and her father was also shot and taken to a hospital.

Police found and took into evidence a total of 47 casings from two guns, casings that eventually matched guns they found during Lewis’ arrest, Deboni said. Deboni said hours before the shooting, Lewis posted a video on social media that shows him with Goudy and the other gunman driving around in an Audi. Goudy could be seen in a pink hoodie similar to that seen in the McDonald’s video. Jaslyn’s father told detectives Lewis had “threatened” him over social media before.

Additionally, about 3 p.m. the day of the killing, video from a BP gas station at 3159 W. Chicago Ave. shows them pulling up to a pump. Goudy is then “clearly” shown, unmasked, as he walked into the gas station store, and then getting back into the Audi, Deboni said.

Goudy was out on bond on four separate felony cases: two possession of controlled substance cases, robbery, and an aggravated unlawful use of a weapon case. Additionally, he has one misdemeanor case pending, a criminal trespass to a vehicle, Deboni said.

Goudy is due back in court on Adams’ case on May 19.

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