Adam Toledo video: Footage of Chicago police shooting released | USA TODAY

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Chicago police release bodycam footage of shooting on 13-year-old Adam Toledo.

The mayor appealed for calm Thursday as the city released body camera videos of last month's fatal shooting of Adam Toledo, 13, by a Chicago police officer – an incident that appears to show Adam's hands in the air when he was shot.

According to one officer's bodycam video, he pulls up in a car, gets out, pushes past another man and runs down an alley shouting "stop" toward Adam, who is dressed in jeans, a sweatshirt and white baseball cap. Adam runs away from the officer, then slows down and pauses near a fence.

Adam can be seen tossing what appeared to be a gun behind the fence as he slows down, according to surveillance video shot from across a parking lot. The video shows the gun coming to rest on the backside of the fence.

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69 Comments on "Adam Toledo video: Footage of Chicago police shooting released | USA TODAY"

  1. frank hernandez | April 15, 2021 at 8:31 PM | Reply

    i just found out that a buddy of his had fired off some shots, then handed the gun to Adam who presumably tossed it away at some point. Also heard his “buddy” was 21 yo.

    • I wish the “buddy” got extra prison time for the killing of the kid. Though I have to say, officers need better eye doctors if they can’t tell if the hands are holding a gun or not even for a split second.

    • @da324 you really need to look up what murder is

    • @Chuck Brueck you’ve been watching too much CSI or maybe not enough CSI, I don’t really know how accurate CSI is, haven’t watched it in a while , GSR can literally travel several feet from the point of ejection and linger on objects. You’re such a clown, you don’t even know anything about what you’re so passionately arguing about.

    • @Juan Rivera Again, the party denounced the riot as soon as it happened. Republicans are on record as being against political violence and do not have an exception for violence they like. This makes the Capitol riot an isolated incident that came in went in a matter of hours. Unlike Democrat supported political violence that, as we’re seeing, is continuous, tolerated, and supported on the left. Even in situations such as the one in Minnesota where, by the next day, we saw that the shooting was a pure accident and there is no reason for demonstrations at all.

      Further, does this mean you’re suddenly cool with police shooting unarmed protesters?

    • Herr tRumpenführer | April 15, 2021 at 11:14 PM | Reply

      @Thomas Reaves No sh!t. His mama buddy needs to be locked up to, for acting as an accessory. But only if they were PoC. White accessories to murder get free passes.

  2. All things considered. Damn that mayor has a big forehead

  3. Don’t ever hang out with the wrong friend at night again especially playing with gun!

    • iForgott To Wipe | April 15, 2021 at 11:05 PM | Reply

      @Arie Fraiser I literally can lmao play the video at .25 speed and watch his right hand.

    • USASecretHistory | April 15, 2021 at 11:06 PM | Reply

      @J.R. Spingly He was underage. He violated the gun laws of Wisconsin.. He illegally trafficked a firearm with the help of his mom across state borders.He had no business being there. He hangs out with white supremacists at bars.

    • @Arie Fraiser so if I had a gun and you saw then I ran from you and you chased me then turned around did you notice if I dropped it or not in like 5 seconds?

    • @USASecretHistory wow so much wrong in such a small sentence. Literally everything you said has been disproven. He legally can use a rifle at 17, he didnt bring the gun it was someones who lived there, he worked in that city, it was 17 miles from his house, and the white supremacist thing you said was just you making up BS.

    • @J.R. Spingly So is that a yes you can’t tell the kid’s hands were up or a no?

  4. Matador Adventures | April 15, 2021 at 9:23 PM | Reply

    nothing good is gonna happen when your 13 year old kid is hanging out with a grown adult at 2:30am.

  5. Wow.. All of these videos are surfacing simultaneously. This is incredible.

    • Michael Reyes | April 15, 2021 at 11:05 PM | Reply

      The liberals agenda

    • The Purple Neighbor | April 15, 2021 at 11:05 PM | Reply

      @Stephano Vargas this video is edited carefully to make it look bad for the cops and so are most of these videos

    • The Purple Neighbor | April 15, 2021 at 11:06 PM | Reply

      @Aquil Hall usually there is reason but the news hides it to make the cops look bad, you can usually find the full clips and see what really happened

    • @JAMDIGITAL F yeah. TRUTH RIGHT THERE!! They are trying to divide and disarm the people so that they can depopulate and control us. This is a well known agenda, right out of the commie playbook. Wake up and stop fighting each other. Do not give up your 2nd amendment rights! it will be the end of freedom for us all!

    • @DemSoc Himbo Hey don’t worry about us “conspiracy theorists” I am sure that everything will be fine, actually. We were just totally overreacting because we have nothing better to do. THINK AGAIN.WAKE UP. Tyrannical Government had better be our biggest fear right now. Not race, not cops. You have been warned.

  6. Bigbearjblaze | April 15, 2021 at 9:29 PM | Reply

    Why did you cut the badge cam like that? only frames earlier you can see a gun in his hand before he turns around.

    • Broken Sword | April 15, 2021 at 9:37 PM | Reply

      Watch the full video online. If he had a gun and tossed it, as per your theory, he was unarmed, had his hands raised, and wasn’t running when the police officer shot him. What exactly stopped that officer from arresting him instead of shooting him? Can you explain?

  7. Zillow will be giving homes away in Chicago tomorrow.

  8. Grant Laborde | April 15, 2021 at 9:55 PM | Reply

    Why dose a 13 year old boy have a pistol at 2:30 a.m. when you have to be 21 to own a hand gun

    • @Daniel Saladbar You need to travel the world. There are countries where this kind of thing NEVER happens. As in NEVER. America’s poverty and crime rates are on the same level as 3rd world countries.

    • @Jimmy Johnston it’s horrible dude not the place anybody should live unless you are rich and can live in the suburbs you realize that they have a death Clock seriously two summers ago every hour on the hour there was a shooting it’s crazy. I was only asking because there’s a lot of people that are misinformed about the way that the streets work it’s a completely different set of rules and with all due respect white people don’t know those rules unless they hang out in the streets they will never understand what people will do to escape poverty and in escaping they get addicted to the streets like a drug using kids to hold guns so they don’t go to jail but the kids can go to juvie it’s crazy

    • Alyssa Leatham | April 15, 2021 at 11:15 PM | Reply

      My 16 year old is home at 9. My 21 year old still checks in with me around 11 or so. A 13 year old should not be out at 2:30 a.m. No one should. Parents fault.

    • @ShoulderUnderwear every video is edited and freeze framed.
      Chase someone with a gun, and see what you do when they turn and raise their hands. 842 milliseconds.

    • Shannon Preethepaul | April 15, 2021 at 11:16 PM | Reply


  9. Richard Borjas | April 15, 2021 at 10:08 PM | Reply

    Roman Reuben has many accounts of arrest. This is not his first time being arrested

  10. Douglas Thompson | April 15, 2021 at 10:09 PM | Reply

    My teen daughter asked me once why her curfew was always set to midnight on the weekends and I replied, “Because nothing good happens after midnight!”

    • @Paul Poisson 13 year olds shouldn’t have guns and no, 13 year olds shouldn’t be out at 3 o’clock in the morning

    • My Mom Says I'm a Champion | April 15, 2021 at 10:52 PM | Reply

      You have a point here?

    • My Mom Says I'm a Champion | April 15, 2021 at 10:55 PM | Reply

      @GooberStomper GOOD. FOR. YOU. Congratulations, you get to have the last laugh and flaunt it over the “idiot’s” mother. 👏👏👏👏

    • Douglas Thompson | April 15, 2021 at 10:59 PM | Reply

      @Notblind808 lol, She wasn’t even allowed to go out at night until she was 16. We built up to midnight by her senior year but I ended it there and that’s when she asked me. My answer was pretty emphatic so she did not argue. I think she realized that she was pushing it.

    • @Notblind808 yes, you did, THEY DON’T, what they get is looking for thrills and causing problems to get that thrill, just drug addicts, whether their bodies or their dopes, and dopers… are dopes, everybody knows this, but they’re gonna get rich on YT then get transferred to La in their lil TV orpah cocaine network of wanna be syndicate crapola, chicago – LAND OF THIEVES. just like new york, but ny had some class, once… long ago…

  11. valhallaforever1 | April 15, 2021 at 10:25 PM | Reply

    I like how the Mayor blames “the city”. She is the Mayor of the city, maybe she could take a little responsibility.

    • @Moreno Carlos yet all she’s done was make chicago worse.

    • Moreno Carlos | April 15, 2021 at 10:48 PM | Reply

      @ItsNando20 trust me, I know how bad of a mayor she is. It’s not like anybody can fix the situation that Chicago is in, I wouldn’t want that job 😂 it’s gotta change from the streets, not the local gov

    • @Moreno Carlos Who’s “we”? She’s the mayor. The buck stops with her. She can either do the job or let someone else who knows what they’re doing.

    • My City Sucks | April 15, 2021 at 11:00 PM | Reply

      @Moreno Carlos how about “I”….she’s one of the worst mayors ever. This isn’t new

    • Children need their fathers. The mayor needs to address the culture in the city. Young people do not know right from wrong.

  12. That mayor has really let her people down

  13. Thanks for posting a heavely edited video that doesn’t really show what happened

    • Did you notice that too…They have no room left to be more fake than they already are…

    • He had a gun, your not supposed to know that.

    • He has a gun in his hand the whole time.He tossed it behind that wooden fence.He spun around towards the cop but that was a split second decision the cop had to make.His arm isn’t visible during that fence moment the cop couldn’t see he tossed the pistol.

    • the kid turns around with his hands (NO weapon in hand btw) in the air and gets shot…

  14. The kid was 13yrs old what the hell is wrong with this country!!

  15. Kenneth Byington | April 15, 2021 at 11:08 PM | Reply

    (Some) Parents don’t care enough to have their kid at home in bed and watch who they hang out with. Then something like this happens and then the the parent’s are all over the TV, getting groups together, law suits. SMH. Granted I’m sure there’s more to this we aren’t seeing or know about. Good old media dictating how and what the world gets as facts.

  16. Koshi Sugawara | April 15, 2021 at 11:11 PM | Reply

    I accidentally clicked this instead of a demon slayer related video-

  17. Marty Montana | April 15, 2021 at 11:11 PM | Reply


  18. Dead people Voted somehow | April 15, 2021 at 11:12 PM | Reply

    He was running on his way to church to become a doctor.

  19. 0:35, he puts up his hands, look at his hoodie he is wearing a nike brand with words ” just do it” in all WHite colors, 0:36, the white color turns red at the bottom probably when he was shot and then they cut it out

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