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.
Adam Toledo had been missing for two days before he was shot by police. His mother didn’t report it. The parental neglect this child suffered is a tragedy. We have a catastrophic parenting problem in this country. In the cities it’s even worse.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) April 16, 2021
How old was Adam Toledo?
Adam Toledo was 13 years old at the time of death, March 29, 2021.
Adam Toledo Parents
“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.
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.