Hundreds protest police shooting death of teen in Pittsburgh

Michael Rosfeld, shot and killed unarmed 17-year-old Antwon Rose on his first day on the job Wednesday night in East Pittsburgh.
1:33 | 06/21/18

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In the meantime, to the deadly police shooting in east Pittsburgh. 17-year-old antwon rose, unarmed, shot three times and killed as he ran away from a traffic stop. Well, that officer had been sworn into the force just hours before the shooting. And what we've learned tonight. ABC's Kenneth Moton on the scene for us. Reporter: Tonight, increasing outrage over the police shooting death of a 17-year-old boy lead to hundreds protesting in downtown Pittsburgh. Sources say east Pittsburgh police officer Michael rosfeld, sworn in just hours before, opened fire on an unarmed antwon rose as he ran away from a traffic stop. Police say the car antwon was in was suspected of being involved in a nearby shooting and two guns were later found inside. The fact that there's guns in the car gives you no justification to gun down someone in the back. Reporter: But ABC news has confirmed the driver who was interviewed and released by police was a driver for hire, sparking more questions about the stop. I'm just tired of it. Something has got to be done. Something has got to be done. Reporter: The shooting also ignited this massive and emotional protest Wednesday night in east Pittsburgh. I don't know everything that happened, or the entire story, but he was a great person. He was the best friend I've ever had. Reporter: David, the officer who fired the fatal shots here told our local ABC affiliate today it's a difficult time. And he's stayed away from news coverage to deal with the shooting and be with his family. David? Kenneth Moton. Kenneth, thank you.

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