In Chicago, where gun laws are highly strict, a 13-year-old gang member was armed when he was killed by police last month. Now, the street gang has vowed retaliation.
Chicago police on Thursday released extremely graphic bodycam footage of a police officer shooting a 13-year-old gang banger.
An unidentified police officer fatally shot 13-year-old Adam Toledo on March 29.
Toledo was armed as the officer chased him down an alley.
Adam Toledo threw his hand gun moments before the police officer fatally shot him.
“Police, stop. Stop right f*cking now!” the pursuing officer yelled. “Hey show me your f*cking hands, drop it!” – at this point, the officer shot Toledo.
Toledo was bleeding out of his mouth and still alive after the officer shot him.
The officer pumped his chest and radioed for medical help, but Toledo ended up dying from a single gunshot wound.
Shortly before the bodycam footage was released, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called for “calm and peace.”
NEW – Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot calls for "calm and peace" after releasing the bodycam footage of a police officer shooting and killing 13-year-old Adam Toledo.pic.twitter.com/XAKh3kIpNX
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Adam Toledo was armed and known in gang circles as “Lil’ Homicide” and “Bvby Diablo.”
On Thursday night Chicago police released extremely graphic bodycam footage of a police officer shooting a 13-year-old gang-banger.
An unidentified police officer fatally shot 13-year-old Adam Toledo on March 29. Chicago officials only released the video on Thursday night.
Following the shooting, the Chicago Latin Kings threatened to retaliate against the Chicago police.
The Latin Kings made the threats two weeks ago too.
Adam Toledo Body Cam Footage! pic.twitter.com/M7qzXTHNSp
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