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GBI reopens probe into 2011 police shooting

UNION CITY, Ga. -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has reopened the case of a 2011 police shooting that killed 19-year-old Ariston Waiters.

Waiters was shot after a struggle with a Union City police officer.

Officer Luther Lewis said Waiters reached for his gun. That's when Lewis said he shot the 19-year-old twice in the back.

The officer claims self defense, but the GBI says it has talked to several officers who dispute that account.

A source has confirmed to 11Alive that the family also sent a letter to the FBI, asking that they also re-investigate the case.

The U.S. Department of Justice investigated the case back when it happened, but declined to bring charges.

The Fulton County District Attorney also took the case to the grand jury, who declined to indict Officer Lewis