Chicago police shot and killed a 13-year-old boy in what the department says was an 'armed confrontation'
April 2, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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Chicago police shot and killed a 13-year-old boy on the city's West side early Monday morning and haven't provided many details about the shooting in the four days since.
(CNN)Chicago police shot and killed a 13-year-old boy on the city's West side early Monday morning and haven't provided many details about the shooting in the four days since.
The initial police department statement said an officer shot him during an "armed confrontation" and tweeted a photo of a gun that a spokesperson said was recovered at the scene.
In a follow-up statement Thursday, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown released a statement identifying the person shot by police as a juvenile but did not mention the boy's age and declined to release his name.
The family released a statement, saying that although Toledo was killed Monday, his family was not notified for two days, CNN affiliate WLS reported.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot released a statement after the local media had reported the boy's age.
Police only said the boy "was pronounced deceased on scene" and didn't specify the age of the person that the officer had shot.
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability, which investigates uses-of-force incidents by Chicago police, is reviewing the shooting and released a statement after the boy's age became public.
Investigative materials from police shooting investigations are typically released in 60 days, but according to the agency, the boy's age prevents them from releasing video of the incident without a judicial order.