COPA Investigation Police Shooting That Killed 13-Year-Old Boy

Authorities have identified the person shot and killed by police during an "armed confrontation" in Little Village on Monday as 13-year-old Adam Toledo.

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- Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown and Mayor Lori Lightfoot calling for the immediate release of all police body camera video from the police shooting death of a 13-year-old boy. That shooting happening here in the Little Village neighborhood Sunday night. Our Tara Molina spent the day looking for any other video that may help explain what happened. She joins us live. And Tara, you're also learning more about COPA's investigation.

TARA MOLINA: Erica, they're still in the early stages of investigating this. But a spokesperson told us the officer who shot and killed 13-year-old Adam Toledo fired his gun once and it was captured on body camera. It's a small glimpse of what led up to the shooting early Monday. Surveillance camera video from the church just feet from the alley where 13-year-old Adam Toledo was shot in the chest by a Chicago police officer, pronounced dead at the scene, ruled a homicide by Cook County's medical examiner. Flashing lights-- you see a CPD cruiser pulls up and officers run towards the alley. It's the most this captures.

RAMIRO RODRIGUEZ: Hopefully, they get some good evidence.

TARA MOLINA: Pastor Ramiro Rodriguez, who shared this video with us, told me he gave it to Chicago Police, too. But he's just learning today the person shot and killed by an officer here was just 13 years old.

RAMIRO RODRIGUEZ: So it's a real worry. It's even worse, because 13 years old at 2:30 in the morning.

TARA MOLINA: Chicago police say the officers seen rushing here were responding to a ShotSpotter alert of shots fired on nearby South Sawyer. Those officers saw two men in the alley-- that's how CPD described them-- and ran after them. That's what led to an officer firing his gun-- once, according to COPA-- shooting 13-year-old Adam Toledo in the chest.

We've learned 21-year-old Ruben Roman, Jr., is the man police say was with him. He was arrested and charged with resisting arrest. A spokesperson for Chicago police posted this picture of a gun, calling it the weapon police found at the scene.

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown put out a statement extending his condolences to the teen's family today. He's adamantly calling for the release of, quote, "any and all video." COPA has not released the body camera video yet, because Adam Toledo was underage. Now, according to COPA, that body camera video could be released with a court order. They're asking for the public's patience as they continue to investigate this tonight. Erica?

- OK. And Tara, Mayor Lori Lightfoot just releasing a statement on this, talking about how she looks at this not only as the mayor, but as a mother, as well.

TARA MOLINA: Mayor Lori Lightfoot said, as the mother of a 13-year-old girl, she can't imagine what this family is going through right now. And tonight, she is echoing the police superintendent's call for any and all video of this to be released to the public.

All right. Tara Molina, thank you.