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Video Shows Chicago Teen Wasn’t Holding Gun When Shot By Cop

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A screen shot of video footage from the body camera of the officer who shot 13-year-old Adam Toledo.

CHICAGO  — Body camera footage of a Chicago police officer fatally shooting a 13-year-old boy last month shows the officer yelling “Drop it!” at the teen right before he opens fire.

A still frame taken from Officer Eric Stillman’s jumpy nighttime footage released Thursday appears to show that Adam Toledo wasn’t holding anything and had his hands up, or partially up, when Stillman shot him in the chest.

Police say the teen had a handgun on him that morning, and Stillman’s bodycam footage shows him shining a light on a handgun on the ground near Toledo after he shot him. Before the footage and other investigation materials were released, Mayor Lori Lightfoot implored the public to stay peaceful.

The city of Chicago Thursday afternoon released highly-anticipated videos and documents connected to the March 29 police shooting. You can find them here. (Warning: The videos in the link show the killing of Toledo. Viewer discretion is strongly advised.)

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