Funeral held for teen shot by Calumet City police

February 18, 2012 4:00:56 PM PST
Loved ones said goodbye Saturday to the 15-year-old boy who was fatally shot by Calumet City police.

The funeral for Stephon Watts took place in south suburban Dolton.

The teenager had Asperger's Syndrome. Patients often have above normal intelligence but lack social skills.

On February 1, family members called police because Watts was acting out. He reportedly charged at officers with a weapon.

That's when officers shot him. Family members say Watts had a butter knife.

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