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Cop who shot teenager in the back as he fled during traffic stop was sworn in hours earlier

A rookie East Pittsburgh cop who shot a fleeing teenager in the back during a traffic stop was sworn into duty on the police force a few hours earlier.

17-year-old Antwon Rose was killed by a rookie officer who responded to a shots fired call in North Braddock.

Police observed a car speeding from the scene with what appeared to be bullet holes in the rear window.

A traffic stop was made and police detained the driver. Two passengers, including Rose, jumped from the car and fled.

The cop opened fire and Rose was struck multiple times in the back. A witness recorded the shooting with her cell phone.

Police recovered 2 firearms from the car, but Rose was unarmed.

The unidentified cop has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.

According to KDKA News, it’s up to Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala to determine whether Rose’s shooting was justified or not.

“That officer has the same rights as any other citizen,” said McDonough.

Protestors marched in an impromptu rally outside the East Pittsburgh Police station on Wednesday. Demonstrators called for the officer to be fired.

Rose is the latest in a string of students from Woodland Hills to be shot.

School officials and teachers spoke highly of the teen.

“He was a really excellent student,” said Superintendent Alan Johnson. “He was involved in advance placement classes, he was a gifted student, he certainly had everything to look forward to, he was very well liked by teachers. I know a number of teachers at the high school are pretty badly shaken up, the principal knew him well.”

Don’t ask Me NO silly ass ? Why? #STOPTHEFRISK exist👀 JUST IN over an HOUR AGO😡‼️ There’s no justifying this LYNCHING • • A witness who says she saw everything unfold from her front porch described a terrifying scene, telling Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 she saw police pull over the suspect vehicle and walk up to the car guns drawn. She says an officer handcuffed the driver, but when the other two passengers were told to get out, they took off running and that’s when police opened fire. As @shaunking Reported one of the victims was 17 years old and he has died ☹️. I’ll update y’all with more information as I read and as it comes in. Again tho, backs were turned, there’s nothing justifiable about shooting people in the back. #eastpittsburgh #policebrutality #policeshooting #Antwonrose #lynching #nojusticwnopeace #policekilling #tariqnasheed #racialprofiling #racialinjustice #justice #shaunking #blacklivesmatter #blackchildren #protectourchildren #protest #amerikkka #shooting #corruptpolice #badcops

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