Protestors March, Rally Outside East Pittsburgh Police Station In Response To Antwon Rose’s Death

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EAST PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A large protest, rally and impromptu march formed outside of the East Pittsburgh Police station Wednesday evening, following the police-involved shooting death of 17-year-old Antwon Rose.
The gathering is a rally in support of Rose’s family. There was praying, chanting, marching and calls for an end to violence and police brutality.
The North Braddock and Forest Hills police departments have been called into to provide backup.

Rose’s shooting death was caught on video by nearby residents. It all started when police were called to a shooting Tuesday night in North Braddock.
A short time later, police spotted what they believed was the car seen fleeing the scene on nearby Grandview Avenue in East Pittsburgh. The car had bullet holes in the rear windows.
Police pulled it over for a traffic stop.
While an East Pittsburgh police officer was detaining the driver, two passengers ran from the car, including Rose.
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The officer opened fire and Rose was struck by multiple rounds.
Police found two weapons inside the vehicle, but Rose was unarmed.
The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the results of the investigation.

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