Boy, 15, one of three shot by police last weekend
SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE June 17, 2013 7:04AM
Updated: June 17, 2013 10:18AM
Chicago Police fatally shot a 15-year-old boy, reportedly armed with two handguns, in Englewood late Sunday night, authorities said.
About 10:50 p.m., 7th district officers in the 6700 block of South Sangamon Street heard shots fired, according to a statement from police News Affairs.
The officers saw three people running from the area and put a call out with the descriptions over the radio, Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said.
Officers saw a teen boy who matched the description running south on Sangamon and cut him off with their car, authorities said. The boy -- since identified as 15-year-old Michael Westley -- turned around and started running in the other direction, according to authorities and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
The officers got out of their car and started chasing him on foot. During the foot chase the Westley turned and pointed a gun at them, the statement said.
An officer opened fire and shot the 15-year-old, according to the statement.
Westley was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died from his injuries less than an hour later, authorities and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.
A .40 caliber handgun was recovered from the scene and a second gun, a revolver, was found in the teen’s waistband, Camden said.
The Independent Police Review Authority, which examines all officer-involved shootings, and Area South detectives launched investigations into the incident.
This was the third officer-involved shooting in the city since Friday.
Early Sunday, a Chicago Police officer fatally shot a man in the North Lawndale neighborhood.
Officers were attempting to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation when a man got out of the car with a weapon in his waistband and fled down an alley, police said.
The officers chased him and saw him slip and fall to the ground. The man reached for his weapon while trying to stand up, and an officer discharged his weapon, fatally wounding him.
Antowyn Johnson, 21, was dead on the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office.
Early Friday, a Chicago Police officer shot a teen who ran from officers during a street stop in the Northwest Side Portage Park neighborhood.
The 16-year-old swung a board from a fence at an officer pursuing him in the 1700 block of South Springfield Avenue, who shot him, police said. The teen was taken in good condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.