Chicago's police review board released videos, 911 calls, and other materials related to Adam Toledo's death following an officer-involved shooting in late March.
Police officers were dispatched to the Little Village neighborhood shortly before 3 a.m. on March 29 following shots being detected by the department's ShotSpotter equipment. The 13-year old Toledo and a 21-year-old man were running as the officers arrived. While chasing the boy, an "armed confrontation" occurred, during which the officer shot Toledo once in the chest.
Bodycam Footage Captures the Moment Toledo Gets Shot
A graphic police body camera footage shows the officers pulling up to the location and immediately encountering the two young men running from the area. The officer shoves one person to the ground and chases after the other, which is later identified as Toledo.
Toledo can be seen wearing a baseball cap, jeans, and a dark-colored hoodie. The police officer can be heard shouting "stop" and "stop right f***** now.
Toledo stops and the officer tells him to "show me your f****** hand" while the boy turns around. The boy appears to have his hands up when he is shot one time. The officer immediately calls for an ambulance over the radio, announcing "shot fired."
"Look at me, look at me. You alright? Where are you shot?" the officer asks him and adds "shots fired by the police" over the radio
While the officer continues to ask Toledo where he is shot, telling him to "stay with me." Other officers can be heard saying "come on bud, stay awake," "Stay with me, buddy," and "come on, big guy."
Officers on-scene performed chest compression while waiting for an ambulance, but Toledo did not survive.
According to the on-scene officer, the boy had a handgun on him before the shooting.
Video footage released by Chicago's Civilian Office of Police Accountability shows a gun recovered feets away from where Adam Toledo was shot.
Although Chicago's Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) had previously announced their plans to release the body camera footage, they delayed the release following Toledo's family request.
The Toledo family appeals for peace
On Thursday, the Toledo family released a statement, urging people to "remain peaceful."
"[W]e 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
Adeena Weiss Ortiz, an attorney representing the family, called the shooting an assassination as Adam Toledo complied with the officer's orders.
New details on the case indicate that Toledo had a gun in his hand
Last week, prosecutors speaking at a court appearance for the 21-year-old, Ruben Roman, revealed new details and claimed that Toledo had a gun in his right hand around the time he was struck.
According to local news channels, Toledo's friend had produced the shots that prompted the police response. Reportedly, a video shows Roman firing the weapon and then leaving the scene together with Toledo with officers in pursuit.
The gun found at the scene matched the spent cartridge casings found in the area where Roman had fired shots.
While Lightfoot and Police Superintendent David O. Brown had previously denied answering where the boy fired at the officer, the mayor strongly suggested that Toledo had been involved in gangs and that a gang member had given him the gun.
"An adult put a gun in a child's hand," said Lightfoot. "Gangs are preying on our most vulnerable, corrupting these young minds with promises of familia and lucre."
Adam and Brown had run away at least twice in the days before the shooting. On March 26, Adam's mom reported him missing but told the police that he had returned the next day. She told investigators that Adam had been missing for "several days" previous to the shooting, but she did not report him missing again.