The video recording of the incident that took place on March 29 was first published at the press conference held by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
In the video, the police say “Stop right now!” he chased a child by saying, “Show your hands. Put it down, put it down! ” It was seen that he shouted in the form of shouting and the child collapsed with the sound of a single gun while lifting his hands in the air.
It was stated that the incident took place in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago and the person who was shot was 13-year-old Adam Toleda.
The prosecutor’s office noted that the police went to the scene upon the gunfire and that Toleda tried to escape even though he had a gun.
Adeena Weiss Ortiz, the lawyer of the Toleda family, argued that the video showed Adam Toleda being shot in the chest while trying to obey the police’s “Stop and raise your hands” orders.
It was noted that the police who shot Toleda were 34-year-old Eric E. Stillman and left for 30 days of administrative leave after the incident.
While showing the video of Toleda’s moment of being shot, there was a big reaction against police violence on social media, Mayor Lightfoot called the citizens “calmness and peace” due to the incident.