‘Why Are They Shooting At Him?’: Witness captures video of fatal police shooting of unarmed Black teen

AmNews Staff Reports | 6/21/2018, 3:45 p.m.
An unarmed Black teen was fatally shot by police during a traffic stop in East Pittsburgh late Tuesday (June 19).
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An unarmed Black teen was fatally shot by police during a traffic stop in East Pittsburgh late Tuesday (June 19). The shooting, caught on video by a witness, has already sparked outrage as it becomes one more of several police-involved encounters that turned deadly for people of color this year.

Antwon Rose, only 17 years old, was killed while riding in a car with two other people that police officers stopped on a residential street, a video revealed. The driver was put in handcuffs by officers, according to a press release from Allegheny County Police Department. Two passengers, including Rose, then exited the vehicle and took off running, and cops fired shots. One person, seemingly Rose, who had his back to the officers, fell to the ground, the video showed.

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