Video shows moment boy shot by Chicago police

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Chicago officials on Thursday released graphic bodycam video of the moment 13-year-old Adam Toledo was fatally shot by police in late March.

The boy appeared to have his hands raised in an alley at the time of the shooting.

The nine-minute video began by showing an unidentified police officer getting out of his squad car and running after Adam Toledo in an alley at 2:30 a.m. on March 29 in Little Village, a neighborhood on the city's West Side.

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The body-camera video from the officer then showed him yelling "stop" to Toledo before he caught up to him and ordered him to show him his hands.

Toledo appeared to raise his hands right before the officer fired one shot and then immediately ran to the boy as he fell to the ground.

"Shots fired, shots fired. Get an ambulance over here now... Stay with me, stay with me… Somebody bring the medical kit now!"

The Chicago Police Department said immediately following the incident that Toledo had a gun in his hand.

It is unclear in the video whether he did at the time of the shooting.

Officers were chasing Toledo and a man after they received notification of shots fired in the area, the department said.

The incident, along with Sunday's fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright in a Minneapolis suburb and the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the May 2020 death of George Floyd, has tensions running high in the region.

"His hands were empty when he was shot in the chest at the hands of the officer. He did not have a gun in his hand, contrary to the reports made earlier today."

Family attorney Adeena Weiss Ortiz said the young boy did not have a weapon in his hands at the time he was shot.

City officials and the Toledo family urged people to remain calm as they prepared for possible civil unrest following the release of the video footage.

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- Chicago officials on Thursday released graphic bodycam video of the moment 13-year-old Adam Toledo was fatally shot by police in late March. The boy appeared to have his hands raised in an alley at the time of the shooting. The nine minute video began by showing an unidentified police officer getting out of his squad car and running after Adam Toledo in an alley at 2:30 AM on March 29 in Little Village, a neighborhood on the city's West Side. The body Cam video from the officer then showed him yelling, stop, to Toledo, before he caught up to him and ordered him to show his hands. Toledo appeared to raise his hands right before the officer fired one shot and then immediately ran to the boy as he fell to the ground.

- Shots fired. Shots fired. Get an ambulance up here now. You all right?

- The Chicago Police Department said, immediately following the incident, that Toledo had a gun in his hand. It is unclear in the video whether he did at the time of the shooting. Officers were chasing Toledo, and a man, after they received a notification of shots fired in the area, the department said. The incident, along with Sunday's fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright in a Minneapolis suburb and the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the May 2020 death of George Floyd, has tensions running high in the region.

- He did not have a gun in his hand contrary to the reports made earlier today.

- Family attorney Adina Weiss Ortiz said, the young boy did not have a weapon in his hands at the time he was shot. City officials and the Toledo family urged people to remain calm as they prepared for possible civil unrest following the release of the video footage.