Who is Chicago police officer Eric Stillman?

ERIC Stillman was named in police reports as the officer who fatally shot 13-year-old Adam Toledo in Chicago.

Body camera footage shows Adam being gunned down with his hands in the air.


Officer Eric StillmanCredit: COPA

Who is Chicago police officer Eric Stillman?

Eric Stillman, who is 34, is the Chicago police officer who shot and killed Adam Toledo.

The nine-minute video from Stillman’s body camera showed the officer getting out of his squad car and running after Adam in an alley at 2:30 am on March 29 in Little Village, located on the city’s West Side.

The video showed Stillman yelling “stop” to Toledo before he caught up to him and ordered him to show his hands.

Toledo appeared to raise his hands right before Stillman fired one shot and then ran to the boy as he fell to the ground.

Stillman at the scene of the shooting


Stillman at the scene of the shootingCredit: COPA

“Shots fired, shots fired. Get an ambulance over here now,” Stillman is heard saying in the video.

“Stay with me, stay with me” Stillman said.

“Somebody bring the medical kit now!”

Adam would die from his wound, and a 21-year-old man was arrested at the scene.

Adam Toledo


Adam ToledoCredit: Family Handout

The Chicago Police Department also released part of the same video on its website, and placed an arrow on a still frame, pointing to what appeared to be a handgun in Toledo’s right hand before Stillman opened fire.

“838 milliseconds between gun shown in hand and single shot,” the police department said in a caption.

About five minutes and 30 seconds into the video, the officer shines a flashlight on a handgun a few feet from where officers attempted to save Adam’s life.

A lawyer for the Toledo family told reporters that Toledo complied with Stillman’s orders, dropped his weapon and turned around before the officer opened fire.

“I don’t know if the officer had enough time or not. All I know is the officer is trained to not shoot an unarmed individual,” said Adeena Weiss Ortiz.

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