PITTSBURGH - Community groups honored Antwon Rose on Thursday on what would have been his 18th birthday, and a special guest drove hours to attend.
Samaria Rice came down from Cleveland to talk to Rose’s mother and talk to her about what’s ahead. The two share a tragic bond: Rice’s 12-year-old son Tamir was fatally shot by police in 2014 in a case that also gained national attention.
Antwon Rose was shot and killed last month while running from police in East Pittsburgh.
Volunteers have been stuffing backpacks for what they’re calling Antwon Rose Community Day in Rankin’s Hawkins Village housing community.
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All the gifts will go to children in need.
Games are set up for children to play, artists are creating works with Rose’s image on them and a face-painting table has been set up.
Community groups Young Black Motivated Kings and Queens and One Hood Media organized the event.
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