White Pittsburgh Police Officer Charged With Homicide in Fatal Shooting of Black Teen
A white police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager last week has been charged with criminal homicide. East Pittsburgh Officer Michael Rosfeld is charged with the death of 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr. on June 19. Authorities said Rose and another teen fled after being pulled over on suspicion of being involved in a drive-by shooting. Rose was shot three times, leading to daily protests by hundreds of people in Pittsburgh. Rosfeld has been on administrative leave since the shooting. The charge against him comes a day after authorities arrested another teenager in connection with the drive-by shooting that started the chain of events that led to Rose’s shooting. The teenager under arrest was allegedly with Rose the night he was shot.