A grab from bodycam footage just before Toledo was fatally shot by Chicago PD on March 29, 2021. (Photo: Chicago Police Department)
Chicago police say the 13-year-old who was shot dead by cops last month was holding a gun just before he was gunned down.
Video footage released by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) shows Adam Toledo running in an alley before being asked to stop and put his hands up.
A close up of the young man shows him holding what police claim is a gun in his right hand. Less than a second later, he was shot dead.
A photo from Chicago Police that claims Adam Toledo, 13, was armed before his fatal shooting on March 29, 2021. (Photo: Chicago Ploice Department)
Disturbing body cam video shows the whole March 29 incident.
“Police, stop, stop right f—-g now,” Officer Eric Stillman is heard saying as he chased the teen down an alley. “Hands. Show me your f—-g hands.”
“Drop it, drop it,” the 34-year-old cop yells, before Toledo is seen turning around and the cop fires a single shot.
Police were responding to reports of gunshots in the area when they encountered Toledo and another suspect.
Police have maintained the incident was an armed confrontation, and a weapon was recovered.