Thursday, May 13, 2021

Pittsburgh Cop Who Shot Unarmed Antwon Rose Jr. Charged with Criminal Homicide

Antwon Rose Jr. and Michael Rosfeld
Antwon Rose Jr. and Michael Rosfeld

*The Pennsylvania police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager as he ran from a traffic stop has been charged with criminal homicide.

East Pittsburgh Officer Michael Rosfeld, who is white, is charged in the death of 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr. on June 19, reports the Associated Press.

Authorities have said Rose and another teen arrested this week fled on foot after being pulled over on suspicion of being involved in a drive-by shooting. Rose was shot three times, leading to daily protests around Pittsburgh.

Rosfeld has been on administrative leave since the shooting occurred.

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