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What You Don’t Know About Adam Toledo’s Mother: Elizabeth Toledo Biography, Wiki, Age, Net Worth, Family, Facebook, Instagram and More

Elizabeth Toledo
Elizabeth Toledo

Who is Elizabeth Toledo?

Elizabeth Toledo is known as the mother of young boy Adam Toledo who was allegedly shot dead by police officers in Chicago on March 29, 2021. Elizabeth told reporters earlier this month that her son “was so full of life.” “They just took it away from him.”

She said that she last saw her son during a gathering to memorialize a relative who died a few years ago.

Elizabeth Toledo said that the seventh-grader would sneak out at night while she was asleep.

How old was Adam Toledo?

Adam Toledo was 13 years old at the time of death, March 29, 2021.

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“I want (to) know what happened,” she said. “I just want justice for my son. That’s all.” After protesters grew violent following the death of the teen, his mother Elizabeth Toledo urged them to stay calm, saying, “Adam was a sweet and loving boy. He would not want anyone else to be injured or die in his name.”

The incident received nationwide interest after body camera footage released to the public on April 15 by Chicago’s Civilian Office of Police Accountability showed Adam raising his hands in the air moments before he was shot. There is still dispute over whether he possessed a firearm at the time of the incident.

The shooting occurred in March 2021, in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago.

Adam Toledo Father

At the time of the confrontation with the authorities, the teen was running alongside 21-year-old Ruben Roman Jr, who was later taken into custody.

Did Adam Toledo Have A Gun?

The arrest reports published by COPA indicated that the teen posed an “imminent threat of battery with a weapon.” The report added that officer Eric Stillman shot Adam for allegedly not following directions, running, using significant force likely to “cause death,” and is armed with a semi-automatic pistol.

Adam Toledo Shooting

The COPA on April 15, 2021, released graphic videos that show the police officer chasing Toledo through an alley, with the officer yelling at Toledo to stop. Stillman yells, “Hey show me your f***ing hands, drop it.” Toledo appears to have stopped running near a gap in a fence between the alley and a church parking lot and appears to toss the gun behind the fence moments before he is shot.

Eric Stillman is named in police reports as the Chicago police officer who shot and killed the teenager.

Adam Toledo Video Uncensored

The videos appear to show Toledo dropping or otherwise getting rid of a gun and raising his hands when he was shot. Police said previously that they recovered a 9MM Ruger along a fence near the shooting, and they released a photo of it.

The video starts with the foot chase. Stillman yells, “Hey show me your f***ing hands, drop it.” According to ABC 7, Stillman says Toledo “did not follow verbal directions, fled, used significant force and was armed with a semiautomatic pistol. Stillman shot the teenager once in the chest.

This surveillance video shows the shooting from a farther distance.

Adam Toledo Video Unedited

The videos are somewhat at a distance and it all happens quickly, but others also believe that Toledo had just dropped the weapon when shot. The Chicago Tribune’s Jason Meisner also wrote of a second video in the release batch: “Surveillance video released today appears to show Adam Toledo toss a gun (later recovered) beside a fence and turn toward the officer as he gets shot. It all happens in a second.”

Stillman appears distraught in the body cam videos after resuscitation fails. He stands silently and then sits down along a fence. Those are the scenes captured in the imagery at the top of this article. They are also captured in the above video, which, again, is graphic.

Grace told Block Club Chicago that Stillman “absolutely broken up over the fact that he had to use deadly force.”

Adam Toledo Lawyers

Lawyers for the teen’s family said in a statement that seeing the footage was “extremely difficult and heartbreaking for everyone present, and especially for Adam’s family.” The Chicago Police Department released a slowed-down video that highlights a portion of the interaction between the officer and Adam.

“At the time Adam was shot, he did not have a gun. OK?” his family’s attorney, Adeena Weiss-Ortiz, told reporters Thursday afternoon. “In that slo-mo version (of one of the videos), whatever he had in his, in his hand, whether it was a gun or something else, there was something in his hand, he approaches the fence, he lets it go, he turns around, and he’s shot. It could be a gun. I’m not going to deny that, that it could be a gun, but I can’t tell you with 100% certainty until I have that video forensically analyzed and enhanced. But it is not relevant, because he tossed the gun. If he had a gun, he tossed it.

Adam Toledo GoFundMe

Elizabeth Toledo also started a GoFundMe page for her deceased son, which is was disabled after it raised $52,040. There she wrote, “I’m going to share a little about Adam he was a son, a brother, an uncle (sic), a nephew, a friend,  a child with a big loving family and many friends.”

“Adam loved to play with Legos, saying funny jokes to make others laugh, he was a child that brightened up the room when he would walk in. Adam had many dreams that he will never get to live out. Ironically one of his dreams was to become a police officer.”

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