Files released for 2013 deadly shooting of teen by Chicago police

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Westley's family has been urging the city to released more information about his shooting, which occurred near 66th and Sangamon. (WLS)

More than 400 documents were released late Monday afternoon about the 2013 fatal shooting of 15-year-old Michael Westley by Chicago police.

The Independent Police Review Authority, the agency charged with investigating police-involved shootings in Chicago, released the documents. IPRA ruled the fatal shooting justified.

Westley's family has been urging the city to released more information about his shooting, which occurred near 66th and Sangamon. A family spokesman said Monday evening that the city did not inform them that the files would be released and have not yet reviewed the information.

In 2013, police were responding to shots fired when they arrived on the scene. Police said Westley took off running.

According to the documents, officers saw a weapon in the boy's hand and yelled, "Gun, gun, shoot, shoot!" One officer fired two shots, hitting Westley in the arm.

READ: Document 1, Document 2, Document 3, Document 4

Westley had two guns on him, one with an extended clip, and also a revolver in his waistband, according to the documents.

Both weapons, according to police, were recovered at the scene. One photo shows a gun on the street, near where Westley was shot.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office determined that Westley died after a bullet went through his left arm, and then re-entered his chest, causing injuries to his lungs and heart.

No video was provided by IPRA on Monday.

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