Family of 13-year-old shot by police continue to grieve

Adam Toledo was killed by police late last month, sparking protests and unrest in Chicago.
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story this morning. The police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo. The split-second actions leading up to his death captured on multiple cameras. This morning, the seventh grader's family demanding answers and speaking to us about his young life. Our janai Norman is in Chicago with more on that story. Janai, good morning. Reporter: Whit, good morning. So much of this story focuses on freeze frames and that split-second decision by the officer involved before the Toledo family and much of this community, the focus is on Adam, the 13-year-old the family lost and now mourns. This morning, a family grieving the loss of the 13-year-old shot dead by Chicago police. Sharing these never before seen pictures of Adam Toledo, who they describe as a kind and funny kid who loved to laugh seen in family photos with his 7-year-old cousin's dolls. His family says Adam would play with them to make her laugh. The young teen now the center of calls for accountability. Reporter: Protesters pouring into streets this weekend reviving demands for police reform after officer Eric stillman fired a single shot killing the seventh grader. Neighbors called police after Adam and 21-year-old Ruben Roman Jr. Were seen on surveillance video as cameras captured several rounds of gunfire around 2:30 in the morning March 29th. An investigation is ongoing into the body camera footage showing officer Eric stillman chasing both suspects, pushing one out of the way and demanding Toledo show his hands before firing that fatal shot. Stop right there. Hey, show me your hands. Reporter: Freeze frames showing Toledo with what looks like a gun in his right hand and less than a second passing as surveillance shows the young teen appearing to toss the gun and surrendering. His hands empty in the hair. His brother telling ABC news, Adam wasn't a bad kid and that kids make mistakes but will learn from them, something my little brother didn't get the chance to do. Records show officer stillman has had three complaints of misconduct since joining the force in 2015, however, there has been no disciplinary action and no use of force reports indicated he's fired his weapon before this shooting. Officer stillman's lawyer saying it was a life-threatening situation and he was left with no choice but to open fire. Many have accused the cook county prosecutor who testified in court about that night of making misleading statements in court accusing Adam of having a gun at the time he was shot. Our local station WLS confirming that prosecutor has been placed on administraive leave. Dan. An excruciating case. Janai, thanks. We'll move to Minneapolis

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