Cop Who Shot And Killed Unarmed Black Teen Just Got Charged With Criminal Homicide
A Pennsylvania police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Pittsburgh last week has been charged with one count of criminal homicide, court documents show.
The officer, Michael Rosfeld, turned himself in on Wednesday after he was charged by the Allegheny County District Attorney, NBC local station WPXI reports.
Rosfeld allegedly shot and killed 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr. during a traffic stop on June 19 after he attempted to flee from a vehicle. Officers said the vehicle matched the description of another car used in a shooting incident moments earlier.
The shooting has sparked a wave of protests and demonstrations.
According to the report, Rosfeld was sworn into the East Pittsburgh Police Department just hours prior to the shooting, but had previously served as an officer in other police departments.