Chicago police release body camera footage of Adam Toledo shooting

by Jordyn Pair · Apr 16th, 2021 11:21 am
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The review board of the Chicago police released body camera footage, 911 calls, and other materials related to the fatal, officer-involved shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo in late March.

Footage shows a Chicago police officer encountering two people while responding to a report of shots fired. Police shove one person to the ground before chasing after the other, who is later identified to be Toledo.

Audio from the footage catches the officer telling Toledo to "stop right f***ing now" and to put his hands up. Toledo appears to have his hands raised when he is shot. The seventh-grader was shot one time in the chest. Officers on-scene performed chest compressions while waiting for an ambulance, but Toledo could not be saved.

Prosecutors said in court late last week that Toledo allegedly had a firearm in his right hand when he was shot. The prosecutors were speaking during a court appearance for Ruben Roman, 21, who allegedly fired the rounds to which police were originally responding. Roman had been arrested while the other officer chased Toledo.

The Toledo family urged people to "remain peaceful" in a statement issued Thursday.

"We have heard reports in the media that more protests are planned today, and while we have no direct knowledge of such events, we pray that for the sake of our city, people remain peaceful to honor Adam's memory and work constructively to promote reform," said the family.

[Editor's Note: Disrn will not be embedding, publishing, or directly linking to body camera footage of the incident due to its highly graphic nature and the age of the victim.]


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