Teen held in the case that led to fatal police shooting

PITTSBURGH – the Police an arrest in a drive-by shooting that began a chain of events resulting in the police killing of a black teenager.

The teenager was arrested with the victim, a 17-year-old Antwon Rose, Jr., the night he was shot by police, authorities said Tuesday.

Authorities said Rose, and the teen was arrested, fled after being pulled over June 19, on suspicion they had involvement with the drive-by shooting.

The police shot Rose three times, making the daily protests around Pittsburgh.

The researchers have not said whether they believe Rose any involvement in the earlier violence that left one wounded. Two guns were recovered from the car was driving, and an empty pistol magazine was found in Rose’s pants pocket.

In the video of the fatal shooting that out of a nearby house, Rose, in a gray shirt, is the first of the vehicle.

The arrest came as dozens of protesters returned to the streets of downtown Pittsburgh, blocking the traffic with locked arms and raised fists, demanding justice in Rose’s death.

Sing “Who did this? The police did this!” and “Three photos on the back, how do you explain that?” the protesters walked several blocks shortly after 7:30 a.m., shutting down busy intersections for more than two hours.

The crowd made stops at the county and city courts, and pause regularly to remind them of the black teenager in moments of silence, a week after he was shot.

Wearing a black T-shirt with the word “THREATENED” is printed in red, white and blue, a protest leader Nicki Jo Dawson told the crowd: “This is not something to do for fun.”

“This is not a hobby,” Dawson said. “We do this on the right, we have never seen. In this courthouse, there is a man who refuses to indict (officer) for the killing of one of our children. Not today.”

Some passers-by raised their fists in solidarity, while others — including a number of commuters — shouted and honked in frustration. Pittsburgh police flanked the protester route.

Christian Carter, a friend of Rose’s, read the 2016 poem Rose wrote, “I Am Not What You Think’, in which he discussed not wanting his mother to lose him to violence and do not want to become a statistic.

In the days since Rose was fatally shot by a white police officer, protesters have shown that almost on a daily basis. They are apart of the protest Monday, Rose was laid to rest, out of respect for his family.

On Tuesday, after the call for the Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala to prosecute Officer Michael Rosefeld in Rose’s death. Zappala has said that he wanted to delay the public discussion of the investigation until after Rose’s funeral, but it is unclear when he will do so.


Associated Press writer Claudia Lauer contributed to this report.

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