The 17-year-old shot and killed by police during a traffic stop
Teen fatally shot by police during the flight on the basis of the traffic stop in the East of Pittsburgh.
A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed by police in Pennsylvania during the walk of a distance of the traffic stop, authorities have said.
Officials of the Allegheny County Police Department responded to multiple 911 calls at around 8.20 pm on Tuesday to report that a man had been shot in North Braddock.
The police found a 22-year-old gunshot victim, who was later to go to the hospital and then released.
A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed by police in the East of Pittsburgh during an attempt to flee the traffic stop; it is thought that he was linked to another shooting earlier Tuesday
(KDKA via NNS)
Witnesses reported that a vehicle was seen fleeing the scene and a East Pittsburgh officer saw a vehicle matching the description in the neighbourhood, which had ballistic damage to the rear window.
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When the officer took the driver out of the car and handcuffed him with two passengers ran from the vehicle, at that time, one of them, the 17-year-old was shot dead by the police.
Dramatic video captured by an eyewitness shows the two passengers suddenly bolting from the vehicle and police shooting after them. One of the two can be seen falling to the ground.
The person recording the video can be heard saying: “Why are they shooting at him? Why are they shooting? Everything they did was walk, and they shoot at them?”
The images has led to criticism in the community of East Pittsburgh, approximately 15 miles from Pittsburgh.
Selena Brooklin asked the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “Why do they have to shoot him if he runs away? What is the justification for? There is no justification. There is no answer. You shot a man in the back while he is running away.”
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He was pronounced dead at the scene and his identity is not released yet.
Police are still looking for the second passenger. ACPD Superintendent Coleman McDonough has asked for the passenger to turn himself in so that he can give you more information.
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