Eric Stillman Wiki – Eric Stillman Bio
Eric Stillman is named in police reports as the Chicago police officer who shot and killed 13-year-old Adam Toledo.
The Chicago Civilian Office of Police Accountability, on April 15, 2021, released graphic police body cam videos that show Stillman shooting Toledo. You can watch the videos later in this story, but be aware that they are very visual.
He is 34 years old.
Eric Stillman Shot Adam Toledo
Stillman’s name is contained in voluminous reports release in the interest of transparency. The release of the videos is already causing furious controversy online. A gun was recovered at the scene, near a fence, and it appears from the videos that Toledo tossed the gun behind a wall before raising his hands as he was shot.
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It all happened in a split second. However, one video shows the weapon lying short ways down past the fence’s opening, not at the entrance. People are expressing outrage online because of freeze frames showing Toledo with his hands up. According to ABC7, police say that the gun “is visible in one frame in Toledo’s right hand, down at his side” in the videos.
The officers had responded to the shots fired call when the foot chase ignited. According to Block Club Chicago, another video shows Toledo with Ruben Roman, 21, who is accused of firing shots “at a target that is out of view.” Shortly after that, the officer starts chasing Toledo. It was 2:37 a.m.
The videos appear to show Toledo dropping or otherwise getting rid of a gun and raising his hands when he was shot. Police said previously that they recovered a 9MM Ruger along a fence near the shooting, and they released a photo of it.
The video starts with the foot chase. Stillman yells, “Hey, show me your f***ing hands, drop it.” According to ABC 7, Stillman says Toledo “did not follow verbal directions, fled, used significant force and was armed with a semiautomatic pistol. Stillman shot the teenager once in the chest, saying that he was in danger because the suspect had a gun.”
According to Chicago Police Department records, Eric Stillman is a white male with the police officer’s rank who has a base salary of $72,510. He is 34 years old. He has been on the force since August 2015.
He has no complaints on his record. He has received one major award and eight honorable mentions, the records show.
The original case incident report lists Eric E. Stillman as a “victim” in the Toledo shooting.
The report gives some biographical information about Stillman, indicating that he was born in American Samoa (Islands), United States Of America. Mortgage records say he’s unmarried.
ABC7 described Stillman as a “10th district patrol officer.”
According to WGN-TV, Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney James Murphy made a comment about the gun in a proffer presented during a bond hearing for a 21-year-old man who was with Toledo the night he was shot.“The officer tells [Toledo] to drop it as [Toledo] turns towards the officer. [Toledo] has a gun in his right hand,” he wrote.