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The Latest: Lawyer says teenager’s family has guarded optimism

EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Latest news about the arrest of a police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in the vicinity of Pittsburgh (all times are local):

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A lawyer of the family of an unarmed black teenager shot and killed by a police officer as he fled a traffic stop says the family is approaching the murder charge filed against the officer with “guarded optimism.”

Lawyer Lee Merritt said Wednesday on Twitter that the family of the 17-year-old Antwon Rose, Jr. looking for justice.

East Pittsburgh Officer Michael Rosfeld was charged Wednesday with criminal homicide. Records show the 30-year-old gave inconsistent statements about whether he believed Rose had a gun.

The complaint says Rose was struck in the right side of his face, his elbow and the fatal shot on his back and hit his heart. Authorities say two guns were found in the car and an empty magazine was found in Rose’s bag. The teenager was unarmed when he was shot.

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10:20 pm

A criminal complaint charging a Pennsylvania police officer with criminal homicide in the death of an unarmed black teenager says the officer gave inconsistent statements.

East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld was Wednesday arrested in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Antwon Rose on 19 June. He was released on $ 250,000 bond.

At first, Rosfeld told detectives that when Rose got out of the car, he saw something he saw as a gun.” Rosfeld says he stepped behind his car door and fired his weapon.

But the indictment says the agent later told detectives he saw a gun.

The complaint turns out Rose was shot in the back, the side of his face and his elbow. He was unarmed, but had an empty gun magazine in his pocket.

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9:15 pm

Pennsylvania police officer has turned himself in to face a charge of criminal homicide in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager a week ago.

The lawyer of East Pittsburgh Officer Michael Rosfeld tells Pittsburgh TV station WPXI the officer gave Wednesday morning, was indicted and is facing a July 6 preliminary hearing. The lawyer does not directly return a call from the Associated Press.

The attorney plans a press conference about the case later in the morning, but has not yet responded.

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

The officer opened fire after Rose and another teenager was arrested this week fled when their car was pulled over on suspicion they were involved in a drive-by shooting.

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8:45 pm

Pennsylvania police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager, is charged with criminal homicide.

The criminal complaint against East Pittsburgh Officer Michael Rosfeld is recorded in court records obtained by media organisations. It was not known Wednesday when the 30-year-old Penn Hills resident has retained an attorney, and the district attorney’s office could not immediately be reached for comment.

Rosfeld, who is white, is charged in the death of 17-year-old Antwon Rose, Jr. on the 19th of June.

The authorities have said Dandruff and another teenager was arrested this week fled after being pulled over on suspicion they were involved in a drive-by shooting. Rose was shot three times, which leads to daily protests around Pittsburgh.

Rosfeld has been on administrative leave since the shooting occurred.

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1:10 pm

Pennsylvania mayor is facing sharp criticism for the remarks, which they reported to be on social media suggest that people protesting the police killing of an unarmed black teenager, should be taken with water cannons.

Arnold Mayor Karen Peconi is accused of sharing a video on her Facebook page of water cannons being used on protesters elsewhere and how to write comments such as “we need one of these” and “bring out the snakes.”

Peconi messages during the continuing protests of the death of the 17-year-old Antwon Rose, Jr. in the East of Pittsburgh on June 19. Her Facebook account is now deleted.

WTAE-TV reports Peconi denied making the post Monday.

A number of members of the city council have condemned the messages. Councilman Joseph Bia said Peconi resignation.

Arnold is about 20 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

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