Transcript for Family of Adam Toledo speaks out
The family of that 13-year-old boy shot and killed by a police officer is speaking out and demanding justice. The family saying Adam Toledo was a kind and funny kid. The police union standing behind the officer. Here's janai Norman. Reporter: Tonight, the family mourning the 13-year-old shot dead by Chicago police, telling ABC news he was a kind and funny kid who loved to laugh, sharing never-before-seen pictures of Adam Toledo, the seventh grader now at the center of calls for accountability. He's seen on video around 2:30 A.M. March 29th, walking through this Chicago neighborhood with 21-year-old Ruben Roman Jr. Surveillance capturing several rounds of gunfire. Body camera shows the less than 20-second-long encounter with officer Eric stillman demanding Toledo show his hands, then firing that fatal shot. Stop right Now. Hey, show me your Drop it! Reporter: Freeze-frame images show Toledo holding what looks to be a gun in his right hand. Nearby security footage captures the teen appearing to toss the handgun behind a wooden fence and then turn, raising his empty hands before officer stillman shoots him in the chest, all unfolding in a matter of milliseconds. With the video sparking outrage and protests, his brother telling ABC news, Adam wasn't a bad kid. Saying, kids make mistakes. Stillman, seen in this video, joined the force in 2014. He's had three complaints of misconduct but no disciplinary action and no use of force reports indicating he fired his weapon before this shooting. And the officer as attorney says he faced a life-threatening situation and left with no other option but to hope fire. The investigation into the shooting continues. Whit? It's an awful story all around. Janai Norman, thank you.
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