Bond court proffer of man who was with Adam Toledo, 13, at time of fatal shooting provides new details
Ruben Roman, 21 (Chicago Police Department)
CHICAGO – The man who was dating 13-year-old Adam Toledo when he was fatally shot by police in Chicago has been charged with a crime.
Ruben Roman, 21, has been accused of ruthlessly dropping a firearm, illegally using a weapon by a criminal, and endangering a child. Roman was arrested on Friday.
Police bodycam footage of the fatal shootout will be released sometime next week, Toledo family lawyers said.
The video was reportedly released on Friday, but attorneys representing Adam’s family said in the afternoon that the family would watch it next week. The lawyers have not given a specific date at this point.
A Bond Court vendor released for Ruben Roman on Saturday provided several details that people expect the evidence to show up.
The vendor said Roman and Adam Toledo were in an alley near 2324 S. Sawyer Avenue when two uniformed CPD officers arrived less than a minute after eight shots were fired from a nearby gunshot mark.
According to the provider, Roman and Adam fled into the alley together when both officers got out of their vehicle and began a foot chase.
Roman was then brought to the ground and arrested. He dropped a pair of red gloves that later tested positive for shot residue.
The other officer at the scene chased Adam down the alley after calling to stop. Adam then paused near a pause in a wooden fence with his left side facing the officer and his right hand facing his right side.
According to the provider, the officer asks Adam to put the gun, which later belonged to Roman, in his right hand when he turned to the officer.
The officer shot Adam and fatally hit him in the chest. The gun in Adam’s hand landed on the fence a few feet from his position.
The officer immediately asked for emergency help and began doing chest compressions before Adam was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to the provider, Roman gave Adam a fake name, claiming he didn’t know anything about what had just happened because he was waiting for a train.
Roman later denied knowing who he was with in an interview with the police a few hours later.
Family of 13 year old boy shot dead by CPD to watch bodycam footage next week
Adam was laid to rest on Friday, and the family said they appreciated the support and respect they received during this time.
Adam was killed last week in an “armed confrontation” called by the police. Police said they found Adam in an alley on the 2400 block on South Sawyer Avenue on March 29, before opening fire.
His mother was not informed of his death until two days later, and the police did not reveal that Adam was 13 years old until three days after the shooting.
The 13-year-old boy was shot in person and killed by police in Little Village
The publication of the Bodycam video is a concern of Alderman Raymond Lopez from the 15th district. He said police told him that after the video is released, resources will be focused on the central business district.
He is concerned that wards like his on the south and west sides will be at risk with fewer resources.
“Those who commit crimes, gangbangers. They know that the police are being pulled out of the district and that the chances of doing bad things are increasing. The response time will be longer, there is no one to arrest you. “
Lopez said police also told him that officers would switch 12-hour shifts.
A small protest took place on the loop on Friday night as the COPA continued its investigation.
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