RUBEN Roman was arrested at the scene of the fatal police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo in Chicago.
Ruben RomanCredit: Chicago Police Department
Who is Ruben Roman?
Ruben Roman was arrested at the scene of the shooting on a misdemeanor charge of resisting or obstructing a peace officer.
He had been arrested on an unrelated warrant earlier this month and charged with child endangerment, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and reckless discharge of a firearm.
Bond was set at $150,000 for Roman in connection with the shooting of Toledo.
However, he is being held without bond because of a separate case, according to court records.
Adam ToledoCredit: Family Handout
Where was Ruben Roman seen with Adam Toledo?
The pair fled together when two officers exited their vehicle and pursued them, according to the TV station.
Roman was then taken to the ground and detained, dropping gloves that later tested positive for gunshot residue, WGN reported.
Cops would continue their pursuit of Adam.
“Stop right f***ing now – show me your f***ing hands!” one officer is heard shouting.
Surveillance footage of the shooting was releasedCredit: Chicago COPA
The boy he’s pursuing, wearing a white baseball cap, can be seen turning toward the cop and raising his hands before gunshots ring out and he falls on the fencing behind him.
“Shots fired, shots fired – get an ambulance over here now!” the cop can be heard saying before approaching the boy, who is bleeding profusely.
“Look at me – where are you shot?”
After calling for help and confirming they had a gunshot victim shot “by the police,” the officer said: “Where are you shot man, where are you shot? Stay with me, stay with me.”
The disturbing video shows Adam gasping for air as the officer leans over him and repeatedly asks the dispatcher to send an ambulance.
Police said a handgun the boy had been carrying was recovered at the scene.
Adam appeared to have dropped the gun and was starting to raise his hands less than a second before he was shot, according to the footage.