Michael Rosfeld, 30, has been identified as the East Pittsburgh officer who fatally shot 17-year-old Antwon Rose.
Rosfeld is on paid leave while Allegheny County homicide detectives investigate the death of Rose.
Rose, 17, was shot three times and killed after he allegedly ran away from a traffic stop. Rose was a student at Woodland Hills High School last year.
According to WTAE, Rosfeld was sworn in hours before the shooting on the night of Tuesday, June 19. He previously worked for the Oakmont and University of Pittsburgh police departments.
Police say that while an East Pittsburgh Police Department officer was handcuffing the driver of the vehicle, two male passengers — one of which was Rose — ran from the car.
Rosefeld then shot and killed Rose despite the fact that he did not have a weapon on him. Rose did not have a weapon on him and was shot three times.
viaa Allegheny County Police:
Information on the vehicle that fled the North Braddock scene was put out over the air for neighboring police departments to assist/respond.
An East Pittsburgh police officer saw a vehicle matching the description on Grandview Avenue which also had ballistics damage to the rear window. The officer stopped the vehicle near Grandview and Howard Street in East Pittsburgh. The officer took the driver into custody.
While he was putting the driver into handcuffs, two other occupants ran from the car. One individual – a 17-year-old male – was shot by police. He was transported to McKeesport Hospital where he was declared deceased.
After being shot, Rose was taken to McKeesport Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police said two firearms were found in the car Rose fled from. The investigation is currently ongoing.
Michael Rosfeld via Facebook
Duquense Mayor Nickole Nsby wrote about Rose on Facebook, saying “He volunteered for me as well. He prepared excel spreadsheets and scheduled for our Movies in the Park on Friday’s. My heart is broken.”
As for the suspect police arrested, his name has not been released and it is not known what charges he is facing.