After days of protests over the shooting death of unarmed teen Antwon Rose, charges have been filed against the East Pittsburgh Police Officer who pulled the trigger.
Michael Rosfled, who had only been on the job with this department for three weeks, now faces a possible life sentence in prison. Rosfeld fatally shot 17-year-old Antwon rose as he was running away from a traffic stop on the night of June 19th.
Investigators say that Rose and two others were pulled over in a car that police believe was connected to a shooting that happened earlier that same night. Police say they found two guns inside the vehicle after Antwon was shot and an empty gun clip in his pocket.
Stephen Zappala, Allegheny County District Attorney, says, “there was no weapon that would have created a risk to officer Rosfeld… Antwon Rose didn’t do anything in North Bratton other than be in the vehicle”.
Rose’s family saying in a statement from their attorney that they view these charges with guarded optimism saying, “there is a long road ahead to a conviction and proper sentencing which is the only thing we will accept as justice”.