|Stephon Watts, age 15|
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Calumet City Police Chief Edward Gilmore said officers had been to the home 12 times since June 2010. Ten of those times, he said, were in regards to the boy.
Family members said the teen charged at one of the officers with a butter knife and was shot twice in the head by police.
Gilmore disputed the family's account, saying he believed the teen was shot in the torso after he lashed out at one of the officers with a kitchen knife, not a butter knife. The offer was cut in the left forearm, he said.
The chief said his officers acted in self defense. But Watts' family said shooting the boy was too severe.
."They knew how he was," said the teen's uncle, Wayne Watts, referring to the boy's autism. "They could have [used their Taser] on him."