The teenager was identified Thursday by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office as 13-year-old Adam Toledo in the small village.
The boy’s mother, Elizabeth Toledo, also confirmed to ABC7 that her son was shot and killed by Chicago police earlier on Monday.
She said: “He is so fulfilling.” “They just took it away from him.”
Fatal police shooting in a small village involved 1 death and 1 detention
Toledo was at a loss when planning the funeral of her 1
“I only want justice. I only want answers. What happened?” Toledo said. “I just want to get justice for my son. That’s it.”
Adam Toledo was shot and killed by police on Monday following the “Spot Spotter” alert in the 2300 neighborhood of South Sawyer.
The officer said that the 13-year-old man was armed and fled the police with another suspect.
After Chicago police called it an “armed confrontation,” Toledo’s life ended in an alley. According to the Civil Police Police Agency (COPA), the officer fired a shot.
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The police shared a photo of a gun allegedly found at the scene. The second suspect, 21-year-old Ruben Roman, was charged with a misdemeanor in the incident because he resisted an officer.
The officer observed two subjects in a nearby alley. One subject fled on foot, leading to an armed conflict. One subject was shot and killed. The second detainee. The gun was restored at the scene. COPA survey. #ChicagoPolice pic.twitter.com/bn7o2deAGS
-Tom Iron (@TomAhernCPD) March 29, 2021
Toledo’s mother said that he often sneaked away while sleeping at night. After finding his son was missing last Thursday, he submitted a missing person report to his son last Thursday.
She told ABC7 that Toledo eventually returned on Saturday, but sneaked out again on Sunday night.
“If there are other ways, why did he shoot him?” Toledo said.
According to COPA, the incident was captured in human camera video, but given Toledo’s young age, the incident would not be released without a court order.
A COPA spokesperson said in the latest statement issued late on Thursday: “COPA is currently making every effort and researching all legal means to allow the public distribution of all video materials that publicly capture the tragic tragedy of 13-year-old Adam Toledo.
His mother said: “He is a little boy. Obviously he will be scared.”
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Toledo’s mother said that one day he has a desire to become a policeman.
The police said that the person responsible for the shooting was assigned a 30-day duty time, and the Civilian Office of the Police Accountability System is investigating the shooting.
Full statement from COPA
On March 29, 2021, the Police Accountability Civilian Office (Chicago Police Department) received a notice from the Chicago Police Department that a shooting incident involving police officers had occurred near 2400 S. Sawyer. COPA investigators arrived at the scene and immediately began the investigation.
Although COPA is in the early stages of investigation, it is determined that the officer was responding to the area due to the shooting and encountering two suspects. Both escaped, causing the Chicago Police Department officers to chase after him. A man was arrested and is still in police custody. The other person who fled was shot and killed by the pursuers. Once the person involved in the case released the weapon, the incident was captured on the camera worn on the body. The deceased has been identified as Adam Toledo, who is reportedly only 13 years old.
Due to the age of the victim, no court order was issued, and in accordance with the Juvenile Court Act (705 ILCS 405/5-905(5)), COPA is prohibited from publicly publishing videos involving juveniles. According to the city’s video release policy, releaseable materials including 911 calls, OEMC transmissions, tactical responses and incident reports will be released within 60 days after the incident.
COPA is committed to conducting a comprehensive and thorough investigation of the use of lethal force by officers to determine whether their actions are consistent with departmental policies and training, and requires the public to be patient.
COPA’s latest statement
COPA is currently making every effort and studying all legal avenues to allow the public release of all video materials that captured the fatal tragedy of 13-year-old Adam Toledo.
COPA’s commitment to transparency is consistent. This is one of our core values and is essential to our ability to build and maintain trust.
The death of 13-year-old Adam Toledo was tragic, and we all feel sorry for this incident. COPA has maintained contact with the Toledo family and will review all the video materials of the family.
We are committed to publishing video materials within a legal scope as part of our commitment to transparency and building public trust.
Full statement provided by Chicago Police.David Brown
As the chief of the Chicago Police Department, my biggest fear is the fatal collision between ourselves and a teenager, especially considering the recent increase in violent crime involving teenagers in the city. Unfortunately, this fear became a reality at the beginning of this week. Any loss of life is tragic, especially when young people are involved. On behalf of the entire Chicago Police Department, I express my condolences and my deep condolences to this young family. On the early morning of Monday, March 29, 2021, the teenager was killed by a Chicago police officer. Because I don’t want to invade his privacy as a teenager.
It is extremely difficult for any personnel to decide to use lethal force in an instant, and it is always a heavy burden for personnel involved in fatal shooting incidents. We fully support the investigation conducted by the Office of Civil Police Responsibility (COPA), and firmly require that any and all videos related to the incident, including the camera lens worn on the body, be released when permitted by the law concerning the juvenile.
COPA is investigating the details of this incident with the full cooperation of the Chicago Police Department, including a full use of force investigation. The relevant personnel have been performed routine administrative duties for a period of 30 days. This issue is under investigation. All other inquiries can be contacted with COPA at (312) 746-3609.
Full statement from the mayor of LORI LIGHTFOOT
“As a thirteen-year-old mother, I can only imagine that the boy’s parents are suffering incredible pain at this moment. My heart pays tribute to them. The facts and circumstances of this case are under investigation, but we must ask Myself, how our social safety net failed this boy, leading to a tragic incident in the early hours of Monday morning.
During the investigation, it is crucial that COPA must release relevant videos to family members and then to the public as soon as possible under the protection of an appropriate age. Because his family and the public will undoubtedly have many problems, we must post any related videos as soon as possible. Recognizing that these are the most complex cases investigated by COPA, transparency and speed are of the utmost importance. ”
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