Who is Eric Stillman? Bio, Wiki, Age, Police Officer Shot Adam Toledo, Investigation

Eric Stillman? Bio, Wiki

According to police reports, Eric Stillman was the Chicago cop who shot and killed Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old boy.

On April 15, 2021, the Chicago Civilian Office of Police Accountability released gruesome police body cam videos showing Stillman shooting Toledo.

A gun was discovered near a fence at the site, and it appears from the videos that Toledo tossed the gun behind the fence before being fired. It all happened in the blink of an eye.

One video, however, shows the gun lying a short distance past the fence opening, not at the opening. People have taken to social media to voice their displeasure with freeze frames of Toledo raising his hands. The gun is visible in one frame in Toledo’s right hand, down at his side, in the videos, according to ABC7.

When the foot chase began, the officers were responding to shots fired call. Another video, according to Block Club Chicago, shows Toledo with Ruben Roman, 21, who is accused of firing shots “at an out-of-view target.” Soon after, the officer begins pursuing Toledo. The time was 2:37 a.m.

Age

His age is 34 years old.

Investigation

The incident is still being investigated, and the mayor and his family have appealed for calm. Here you can find all of the videos and documents related to the shooting death that have been published so far.

Police Officer Eric Stillman Shot Adam Toledo

Eric Stillman is a white male police officer with a base salary of $72,510, according to the Citizens Police Data Project. He is a 34-year-old man. Since August 2015, he has been a member of the power.

According to the database records, he has no complaints on his record. The database is being updated by the Invisible Institute, which manages it, to show three lawsuits and four use of force records between 2017 and mid-2020.

Tim Grace, Stillman’s attorney, said his client is “devastated” by the incident. Stillman has spent his entire career in North Lawndale’s 10th District. Grace said during a Fox News appearance on Friday night, “And this is the hardest part, these officers need to make split second decisions of life and death,”

“And he made a decision that was consistent with the Chicago Police general use of force guidelines and with the law.”

Stillman’s attorney said that the officer was well-liked by his colleagues at the 10th District and was known as “one of the good guys.”

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Stillman served in the United States Marine Corps before becoming a cop. A deployment to Afghanistan was part of his career.

Stillman is still a member of the Marine Reserves. Tim Grace, his attorney, wrote in a lengthy statement defending the shooting on Friday: “The officer had no place to take cover or concealment, the gun was being orientate in his direction and he was left with no other option.”

According to the abc7chicago Tim Grace, counsel for CPD Officer Eric Stillman provided the following statement:

There is irrefutable evidence that the adult offender and juvenile offender were standing on the corner of 22nd and Sawyer. One was flashing gang signs and the other was firing a semiautomatic handgun at a passing car.

There is irrefutable evidence that the shell casings recovered from that location match the handgun that was in the hands of the juvenile when he was tragically shot by the officer.

There is irrefutable evidence that the shot spotter alerted the Chicago Police to those shots (in excess of 8) and the officers responded within a minute.

There is irrefutable evidence that when the officers arrived on scene the two offenders were the only persons in the vicinity of the shot spotter location and the officers had reasonable suspicion to conduct a street stop to further the investigation. It was their duty to investigate.

The two offenders were located, the officers announced their office and the two offenders huddled together and appeared to exchange an object.

The two offenders were located and began to flee and then the adult stopped and the juvenile offender continued to flee holding his side.

Both offenders began to flee from the officers and the adult offender stopped. The juvenile offender continued to flee from the officers.

The officer gave multiple verbal commands to the fleeing juvenile offender including, announcing his office as CPD, ordering him to stop and telling him “don’t do it”

The juvenile offender had the gun in his right hand, came to a fence, looked at the officer which could be interpreted as attempting to acquire a target and began to turn to face the officer attempting to swing the gun in his direction.

At this point the officer was faced with a life threatening and deadly force situation. All prior attempts to deescalate and gain compliance with all of the officers lawful orders had failed.

The officer had no place to take cover or concealment, the gun was being orientate in his direction and he was left with no other option.

A police officer is trained and it is ingrained in them from the moment they enter the Chicago Police Academy that deadly force is a last resort and is only justified when the officer is confronted with an imminent threat of death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another person. They do not take this lightly. They have no duty to retreat, they have a duty to stop the threat and save lives.

The Cook County State’s Attorney in its bond proffer involving the charging of the adult correctly and accurately described the events. They professionally gave an excellent non bias description of what occurred. Now the Cook County States Attorney should do its job and duty and charge the adult with felony murder.

The media’s rush to judgement is disrespectful to all Chicago Police Officers who proudly wear the badge and who, at risk to their own personal peril, keep our City safe. A responsible media should not fan the flames in our community but rather should honestly and objectively inform the citizenry of the facts. Bias reporting does nothing to heal the distrust and stop the gun violence.

The juvenile offender had a freshly inked Latin King gang tattoo and 22nd and Sawyer is the heart of Latin King territory. This street gang causes unbelievable danger to the law abiding Chicagoans who live, work and raise their families in this community. It is a tragedy that a young person is stolen from his family by a street gang in Chicago. Mayor Lightfoot correctly stated she wanted to get the person who gave Mr. Toledo the gun. Fortunately, we know who that person is, and he should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

What is amazing and disheartening is that very few have asked about the welfare of the officer. Specifically there is very little interest in the wellbeing of the officer and the impact experienced by the officer who was required to use deadly force in the line of duty. The officer involved has served his country and his city with honor and deserves our support.

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