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Chicago police release footage in fatal shooting of 13-year-old boy

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 15: A small memorial is seen where 13-year-old Adam Toledo was shot and killed by a Chicago Police officer in the Little Village neighborhood on April 15, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The video of the fatal shooting was released on Thursday to the general public by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability more than two weeks after the incident took place. (Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 15: A small memorial is seen where 13-year-old Adam Toledo was shot and killed by a Chicago Police officer in the Little Village neighborhood on April 15, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 5:40 PM PT – Thursday, April 15, 2021

The bodycam footage capturing the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy in Chicago has been released.

 

Footage released Thursday showed Officer Eric Stillman yelling: “Drop it!” to 13-year-old Adam Toledo. Police said Toledo was armed when he fled from officers following reports of shots fired in the Chicago area. As Toledo turned to face Officer Stillman, he appeared to put his hands in the air. The officer then fired his weapon and struck the teen once in the chest.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot has urged for peace as an independent board looks further into the shooting.

“We live in a city that is traumatized by a long history of police violence and misconduct,” said Lightfoot. “So, while we don’t have enough information to be the judge and jury of this particular situation, it is certainly understandable why so many of our residents are feeling an all too familiar surge of outrage and pain.”

 This March 29, 2021, photo from Chicago Police Department body cam video shows officers doing CPR on 13-year-old Adam Toledo, lower left, after he was shot by an officer, in Chicago. A gun is seen on the ground by the fence, lower center of frame. (Chicago Police Department via AP)

This March 29, 2021, photo from Chicago Police Department body cam video shows officers doing CPR on 13-year-old Adam Toledo, lower left, after he was shot by an officer, in Chicago. A gun is seen on the ground by the fence, lower center of frame. (Chicago Police Department via AP)

 

Meanwhile, community leaders and Toledo’s family have called for peaceful demonstrations following the video’s release.

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