A family is grieving after a teenager with Asperger's syndrome was shot and killed by Calumet City police. Mother, Danelene Powell-Watts, says her son, Stephon Watts, did have a butter knife, but that was no reason to fire their guns.
Police officials say the 15-year-old lunged at officers who felt their lives were in danger. Powell-Watts says police had been to their house plenty of times before and knew of the boy's issues. The officers have been placed on administrative leave as the Illinois State Police investigates.
Wayne Watts, the boy's uncle, says there was no reason for police to act like they did.