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Chicago police to release footage following fatal shooting of 13-year-old boy

A picture taken on February 2, 2020 shows a flashing blue light of a police car in Datteln, western Germany. (Photo by Ina FASSBENDER / AFP) (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

A picture taken on February 2, 2020 shows a flashing blue light of a police car in Datteln, western Germany. (Photo by Ina FASSBENDER / AFP) (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

A picture taken on February 2, 2020 shows a flashing blue light of a police car. (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 7:17 AM PT – Sunday, April 4, 2021

Chicago police are expected to release body camera footage following the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy.

After calls from several local officials and members of the community, police on Friday said they’re going to release video footage as soon as possible.

According to officers, 13-year-old Adam Toledo was recently shot and killed following an “armed confrontation.” Police said the teen was armed and fled from officers with another suspect.

Family and loved ones said Toledo’s death was the result of “unreasonable conduct of a Chicago police officer,” and are demanding justice.

“They had a lot of options, but not kill him. They could’ve shot at his leg, his arm, up in the air, I don’t know. But not kill my baby,” Elizabeth Toledo, mother of the teen said. “I just want to know what happened to my baby.”

Toledo’s family has thanked everyone in the community for their immense support, and a GoFundMe page has been set up to help with memorial expenses.

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