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The officer who fatally shot 13-year-old Adam Toledo in Chicago has been identified as Ogden District tactical unit Officer Eric Stillman. He was named in police reports provided by Civilian Office of Police Accountability, which is currently investigating the incident.
Theshooting happened in the early morning of March 29 when two officers responded to reports of gunfire. They saw two people in an alley and chased after them, according to officials. Prosecutors said police saw Toledo holding a gun, and he was told to drop it. Video shows the boy holding what may be a gun behind his back before dropping it behind a fence.
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As Toledo was lifting his hands, one officer—Stillman—opened fire, and a bullet struck the boy in the chest. The officer attempted CPR on Toledo, but he was pronounced dead on the scene.
Newsweek contacted the Chicago Police Department for comment, but has not responded as of press time.
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