Rest in peace, Antwon Rose Jr.
A 17-year-old unarmed Black man was fatally shot in Pensylvania yesterday after he attempted to bolt from police officers at a traffic stop. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the deceased, Antwon Rose Jr., was a passenger in the vehicle that matched the description of a car that was involved in a shooting of a 22-year-old earlier that night.
When Antwon tried to run away he was shot in the back three times and the driver of the car was arrested since two semi-automatic handguns were found in the vehicle. "I understand in today's atmosphere anytime a young man is killed there's cause for outrage in some areas," Allegheny County police Superintendent Coleman McDonough said during a press conference on Wednesday. "However, I would urge people to give us time to conduct an objective investigation, to gather facts."
According to tweets below, there is a possibility of another fatality but the Police have yet to report another death as of now. Keep it locked for updates.