The family of Adam Toledo, the 13-year-old fatally shot by a Chicago police officer, on Tuesday viewed the body camera footage of what authorities have said was an armed encounter in an alley. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
BRAD EDWARDS: But first, breaking news in this Hour 18. The family of Adam Toledo, the 13-year-old boy shot and killed by Chicago police, are watching body camera video of that very shooting. CBS 2's Tara Molina, in front of this story since day one, is outside COPA headquarters at this very hour. Tara, what can you tell us?
TARA MOLINA: Brad, the family just arrived here with their attorney just a short time ago. They did not stop to make any kind of comment, but we know this meeting has been a long time coming. Adam Toledo was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer in what police have called an armed confrontation more than two weeks ago. There has been a public outcry for this video's release ever since.
Now, COPA has said it will release this video, but we've been waiting on the family to review it first. Again, it's our understanding that's happening here now with the family and their attorney. Again, this meeting more than two weeks in the making, with a public cry for the release of this video all that time. The Toledo family's attorney, Adeena Weiss Ortiz, told me they've been waiting on COPA to gather extra materials for them to review with the video here today during that time.
We know that around 2:30 in the morning on March 29, police raced to Little Village responding to a shot spotter alert. That's when CPD says two officers saw two men who ran from them. They chased them, and it led up to what, again, has been called an armed confrontation. Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Adam Toledo had a gun at that time, but it's still not clear if the gun was in his hand when he was shot by police.
Now, again, we've been told that this video will and can be released once the family has viewed it. So with that happening here right now, Brad, it's our understanding that could happen as early as tomorrow. Again, this is happening right now. So we're still gathering the very latest, and we'll continue to bring you the latest as we're able to confirm it. For now, live outside COPA headquarters, I'm Tara Molina, CBS 2 News.
BRAD EDWARDS: Tara, our thanks.