East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld has been charged in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr. On Wednesday, June 27, KDKA Pittsburgh reported that Rosfeld has been charged with criminal homicide for shooting Rose as he was running away. Rosfeld had only been on duty in East Pittsburgh for three weeks and was sworn in just 90 minutes before pulling the trigger that ended Rose’s life on June 19.
Rose was placed on paid administrative leave after the shooting.
Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala will be holding a press conference to release more details at 11:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday.
Details on the fatal shooting from KDKA read:
The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. on June 19 in East Pittsburgh. Police were initially called to Kirkpatrick Avenue in North Braddock for reports of a drive-by shooting. At the scene, they found a 22-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds. That man was taken to the hospital, where he was treated and released.
Police obtained information on a vehicle that was seen fleeing the scene of the shooting.
Rosfeld pulled over a vehicle matching that description in East Pittsburgh around 10 minutes later. As he was placing handcuffs on the driver, who was a jitney driver, Rose and 17-year-old Zaijuan Hester got out and ran from the car.
On Tuesday, June 26, police arrested 17-year-old Zaijuan Hester, who was running from the vehicle with Rose, and charged him in connection to the drive-by shooting in North Braddock which took place earlier in the day on June 19.
This is a developing story. More information will be provided as it becomes available.