06.23.2018

Antwon Rose: Hundreds protest police killing of unarmed teen

Antwon Rose: Hundreds protest police killing of unarmed teen Justin Merriman/Getty Images/AFP

Chanting "three shots in the back, how do you justify that?" hundreds have taken to the streets of the US city of Pittsburgh for a third night to condemn the police killing of an unarmed black teenager.

Protesters shut down several streets in the Pennsylvania city on Friday, three days after 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr was killed by an East Pittsburgh police officer who was investigating a shooting nearby, according to local media.

That police officer, identified as Michael H Rosfeld, pulled over a vehicle that was suspected of being involved in the nearby shooting. According to police, Rose, who was unarmed, fled the vehicle and was shot three times by Rosfeld. Police declined to say whether Rose was shot in the back.

Videos circulating on social media of Friday's protests show groups of demonstrators at different intersections throughout the city. 

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