Chicago officer fatally shoots 15-year-old on South Side

Police officers shot and killed a 15-year-old boy late Sunday night on the city’s South Side.

It happened just before 11 p.m. in the 6600 block of South Sangamon Street in Englewood.

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Michael Westley

Officers say they heard gunshots in the area and then saw three men running down a street. When they tried to stop the teen, he took off down an alley and reportedly turned and pointed a gun at the officers.

Relatives identify the teen as Michael Westley.

They say he was playing with fireworks and was not shooting a gun.

The incident is under investigation by the independent police review authority.

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