17-Year-Old Killed By Police In East Pittsburgh Traffic Stop

A 17-year-old was shot and killed by police after a traffic stop in East Pittsburgh. Authorities said the car was pulled over after a shooting was reported in North Braddock on Tuesday night.

The victim has been identified as Antwon Rose. Allegheny County police official Coleman McDonough said that he was shot three times. The official did not confirm if the victim was shot in the back when asked about it. The official did say that the teen was shot in various places on his body.

A video of the incident has surfaced on social media. The police official said during the news conference earlier today that he had briefly seen the video of the incident.

Police revealed that there was a shooting at around 8:20 p.m. Police officers from North Braddock responded to the report. They found a 22-year-old who had been injured during that incident. The victim was transported to a hospital and later released. Witnesses told authorities about a car they had seen.


Some time later, a police officer saw a car near Grandview Avenue that matched the description. Authorities said the car that matched the description had ballistics damage on the rear window.

McDonough said during the news conference that the driver of the vehicle was ordered out and directed to the ground. He added that the two other passengers bolted from the vehicle on foot. McDonough said the police officer fired his weapon, striking one of the suspects.

The police official said the 17-year-old was pronounced dead at 9:19 p.m. Authorities have not found the second person that ran from the vehicle. The driver of the car was detained but later released without charges.

Authorities are asking for the person than ran to turn himself in so he can give details on what happened during the incident. The police official said that two guns were found in the car.

It has also been confirmed that the police officer who fired the gun was not wearing a body camera and that the police car did not have one. Authorities have not given any details on the police officer. McDonough did reveal that investigators had not interviewed the police officer yet.

WTAE-TV reporter David Kaplan tweeted just a few hours ago that he had spoken with Deborah Jones, who lives in the house seen in the video. She says she was sitting on her porch and saw everything. She added that she did not see the victim holding a weapon.


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