According to prosecutors, the police responded to gunfire in the area and followed the Latino teenager as he was with another suspect, 21-year-old Ruben Roman, who had reportedly fired at a passing car.
Chicago police have released bodycam footage of a deadly March shooting that resulted in the death of a 13-year old boy named Adam Toldeo. The video depicts the confrontation in a dark alley, with the teenager running and then stopping, while the officer shouts “Drop it” before shooting him in the chest.
“Police, stop, stop right f*****g now… Hands. Show me your f*****g hands”, officer Eric Stillman shouted before firing at Toledo.
While the boy can’t be seen on the video brandishing a weapon at the moment he was shot, separate footage taken by a security camera depicts him dropping something through a gap in the fence before he stopped, and the police cam video shows an object resembling a handgun near the spot where the boy fell.
Police have noted that the incident was an armed confrontation, and the said weapon was recovered.
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On Thursday, Toledo family lawyer Adeena Weiss Ortiz said that Adam was not holding a gun at the moment he was shot, noting, however, she could not say with “100% certainty” whether the young man was carrying a weapon before that.