Antwon Rose was shot and killed by an East Pittsburgh, Pa., police-officer.
The family of a 17-year-old Pennsylvania boy who was shot and killed during the flight a traffic stop, the pressure on the local, state, and federal officials file criminal charges against the police officer who pulled the trigger, the family’s lawyer said Sunday.
If he is to the left of the display for Antwon Rose, the attorney of S. Lee Merritt told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the boy’s family members were concerned about what he called “a deviation with the [Alleghany County] DA’s office” and felt that the research “will be better handled by the state or the federal law of the officials.”
Researchers say East Pittsburgh Officer Michael Rosfeld, a car pulled up, the wearing of the Rose, and the two other people on Tuesday, because it matches the description of a car reported to be involved in a shooting about 15 minutes earlier in a nearby town. If the officer took the driver into custody, the video posted on Facebook by a bystander showed Rose and the other passenger to walk.
The officer quickly fired three shots, all of which struck Rose, who later died in a hospital of his injuries. The medical examiner has not said where the teen was struck.
Allegheny County Police Supt. Coleman McDonough confirmed on Wednesday that Rose was not armed and no shots were fired at officers. McDonough added that he was confident the car was in was involved in the earlier shooting, in part because a window was shot. He also said that the officials of the two guns in the car, and the driver was released after questioning without being charged.
The shooting led to protests throughout the Pittsburgh area, as well as the social media outrage and calls to punish the officer of rapper Nas and a host of other celebrities.
East Pittsburgh Mayor Louis Payne said Rosfeld had worked for the department for two weeks, and was officially sworn in just a few hours before the shooting. The officer told WTAE-TV that he previously worked in the Oakmont, Harmar, and the University of Pittsburgh in the departments of the police.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.