Adam Toledo Gang Affiliation – On March 29, 2021, Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old Mexican American boy, was shot and killed by Chicago Police Department officer Eric Stillman in the Little Village neighborhood on the West Side of Chicago.
Adam Toledo Gang Affiliation
Following the death of the young boys, there are allegations that Adam Toledo was part of a gang called Latin Kings Gang.
Toledo is said to have to be involved with the Latin Kings gang based on the symbols left at his memorials.
Another fact is that this 13 year old, was out on the street at 2:30 in the morning with a Latin Kings gang member, gun in hand, running from a police officer and that was why they justifiably shot him.
It is revealed that he was “playing” with guns. He’s in the Latin Kings gang and was nicknamed “Lil Homicide” and “Bvby Diablo”, was found to have gun shot residue on his hands. Gun was found right near where he was shot (aka ditched as he was being caught).
Other footages also show that young Adam shot at a car and then ran away from the police. They said he has been reported missing multiple times by his mom.
And it’s alleged that he spends most of these times with his gang members but when he gets found, his mother doesn’t report him found.
Latin Kings Instructed Members to Shoot at Police Vehicles
According to Chicago Sun Times, days after Toledo’s death, the Chicago police issued an “officer safety alert” in the wake of the threat given by Latin Kings.
The outlet reported that the department’s narcotics unit has learned that factions of the Latin Kings in the Ogden patrol district on the Southwest Side “were instructed by ranking members to shoot at unmarked Chicago police vehicles.”
The alert was issued soon after the gang’s plan to retaliate after Toledo’s shooting.
This also prompted the talk of Toledo being a member of Little Kings gang. “Where Adam Toledo was shot is a stronghold of the Latin Kings street gang,” suggested a Twitter user.
About Latin Kings Gang
The Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation is one of the largest Hispanic and Latino street and prison gangs worldwide. The gang was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1954.
Meaww documents that the Latin Kings were founded in the 1950s in Chicago’s Humboldt Park area by Ramon Santos as The Imperials — a Puerto Rican progress movement that aims to curb racial discrimination.
The Imperials later merged with other Puerto Rican and Mexican street gangs to form the Latin Kings as they faced threat from Italian and Greek greaser gangs.
The Latin Kings later devolved into a criminal enterprise functional throughout the US.
The outfit has two umbrella factions — the King Motherland Chicago or the King Manifesto and Constitution and Bloodline. All members of the gang call themselves Latin Kings.
Those Latin Kings who are associated with the Motherland faction also call themselves ‘Almighty Latin King Nation’. They feature more than 160 structured chapters operating in 158 cities in more than 30 states.
The membership in Chicago itself is estimated to be between 20,000 and 35,000.
The Chicago chapter of the Latin Kings is considered the largest Hispanic street gang in the US and one of the biggest street gangs in the city.
Most of their members are from the US itself, unlike MS-13 and 18th Street gangs whose members exist in Central and South America.
The Kings also have wings in Central America and Spain besides memberships in New York, Texas and Florida.
The Kings’ graffiti includes a lion wearing a crown or a five-point crown which is accompanied by the initials “LK”.
Their predominant colors are yellow or gold.