17-year-old Antwon Rose died after he was shot by police during a traffic stop in East Pittsburgh.
Here is a timeline of events:
- Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala walked through the timeline of events that lead to the deadly shooting of Antwon Rose and the evidence in the case during a news conference.
Here’s what we learned:
- The person who shot the weapon in the North Braddock drive-by shooting was wearing a dark T-shirt. That person was identified as 17-year old Zaijuan Hester.
- Zappala said no blood evidence was found the the Chevy Cruz that was pulled over in East Pittsburgh.
- Video from East Pittsburgh shows Rose did not have a gun when he exited the car during the traffic stop.
- Rose died from a 9mm shot to the back that was fired by Officer Michael Rosfeld.
- Zappala said Rose didn't do anything wrong other than being in the vehicle that was involved in the North Braddock shooting, and that itself did not make him party to the crime.
- Rose did not fire a gun on the night he was killed.
- Evidence against Rosfeld supports third degree murder but Zappala said his office should be able to argue a charge of first degree murder.
- While being interviewed by detectives, Rosfeld was remorseful.
- The District Attorney's Office objected to Rosfeld being released on bond.
- Zappala's office has Rosfeld's complete personnel file which gave him concern.
- Criminal homicide charges were filed against Michael Rosfeld, the officer who fatally shot 17-year-old Antwon Rose, Channel 11's Rick Earle confirmed.
- He was arraigned by the judge and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 6, 2018, according to Rosfeld's attorney.
- The criminal complaint against officer Rosfeld says Antwon Rose did not fire any shots in N. Braddock; was shot in face, back in E. Pittsburgh.
- Rosfeld's attorney, Pat Thomassey, confirmed his client turned himself in early Wednesday morning.
- Attempted homicide charges have been filed against Zaijuan Hester in the North Braddock shooting that happened shortly before Antwon Rose was shot in East Pittsburgh.
- Hester, 17, was in the vehicle with Rose before both teens ran.
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6:10 p.m. Tuesday
- Surveillance video obtained by Target 11 shows the drive-by shooting in North Braddock moments before Antwon Rose shot and killed by a police officer in East Pittsburgh.
4:40 p.m. Tuesday
- Police are continuing to investigate a car driving through a group of protesters Friday night outside PNC Park. According to a news release, police have identified two victims; one hurt their ankle and the other their back. Police have a possible suspect and have the license plate of the vehicle.
12:00 p.m. Tuesday
- The Allegheny County Sheriff's Department confirmed the arrest of the second person seen running from the vehicle when Antwon Rose was killed. He was picked up by deputies Monday night in the Hill District, Rick Earle confirmed.
6:56 a.m. Tuesday
- A three-hour protest took place in the city of Pittsburgh. The group, which included some of Rose's family members, gathered at Freedom Corner in the Hill District and marched through city streets, stopping traffic at two Grant Street intersections. Demonstrators held a rally in front of the district attorney's office. Later, they gathered in front of the City-County Building where they were joined by several local lawmakers.
4:15 a.m. Tuesday
- Channel 11 News obtained a letter sent to Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala on behalf of the Black Political Empowerment Project. The letter asks that Zappala remove himself from the Antwon Rose case and allow the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office to take it on.
9 p.m. Monday
- Antwon Rose's family attorney Lee Merritt's investigators have been busy looking into Officer Michael Rosfeld's background. "This officer is going to have a lot to answer for," Lee Merritt, Rose's family attorney, said. "He really had no business being on the force."
1:29 p.m. Monday
- Police in the city of Pittsburgh will begin working 12 hour shifts as the city braces for more possible protests following the shooting death of Antwan Rose. Channel 11's Rick Earle learned no new vacation or comp time will be approved right now either.
11 a.m. Monday
- Antwon Rose's funeral service brought hundreds of people to Woodland Hills Intermediate School. While protests over the shooting have taken place over the course of several days, no demonstrations were permitted on the grounds of the school.
4 p.m. Sunday
- Hundreds of people took time to stop at the Tunie Funeral Home in Homestead for Antwon Rose's viewing Sunday evening.
12:49 p.m. Saturday
- The University of Pittsburgh issued a statement regarding Officer Michael Rosfeld's departure from the university police department.
11:35 p.m. Friday
- Several protests break out in Pittsburgh. Protesters flooded streets in the North Shore as the Pirates game let out, causing gridlock for cars and pedestrians alike. The Homestead Grays Bridge was closed between the ramps for the Waterfront and 8th Avenue.
- Two people were injured when a car drove through the crowd. Police have not been able to capture the driver.
7:30 p.m. Friday
- Allegheny Police Department released the following statement:
- A small group of protesters are sitting on the floor outside Zappala's office inside the Allegheny County Courthouse.
2 a.m. Friday
- The final protesters have cleared off the highway and tonight's march appears to be over. Channel 11 crews on the scene saw one person being handcuffed.
1 a.m. Friday
- Police have asked protesters to clear off the highway, but have not made any attempt to restrain them or corral them off the road.
11 p.m. Thursday
- Protesters tell Channel 11 that they are planning to work in shifts throughout the night
9:30 p.m. Thursday
- Protesters have arrived at the Parkway East in Wilkinsburg and are currently blocking traffic in both directions. Police are on the scene as well, but have not interfered.
8 p.m. Thursday
- A large crowd gathered in Forest Hills, causing some intersections to be closed. They are marching up Ardmore Boulevard toward the Parkway East. Demonstrators tell Channel 11's Mike Holden they have no plans to stop.
5:30 p.m. Thursday
- The Allegheny County Police Department identified the officer who shot Rose as Michael Rosfeld. Rosfeld was sworn in as an officer with the department just an hour before the shooting, but had worked with other departments for several years prior.
5 p.m. Thursday
- A statement has been released on behalf of the Borough of East Pittsburgh Mayor, Council and Police:
4:55 p.m. Thursday
- Sen. Bob Casey released a statement concerning Antwon Rose's death:
4:30 p.m. Thursday
- Esther L. Bush, president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, issued a statement concerning Antwon Rose's death:
2:57 p.m. Thursday
- State Attorney General Josh Shapiro issued a statement concerning Antwon Rose's death:
2:15 p.m. Thursday
- The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office ruled the manner of Antwon Rose's death as homicide.
1:54 p.m. Thursday
- Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald issued a statement Thursday afternoon on the shooting death of Antown Rose:
12:34 p.m. Thursday
- Mike Manko, a spokesperson for DA Zappala's office, released the following statement:
11 p.m. Thursday
- A rally was held in Downtown Pittsburgh calling on the Allegheny County District Attorney Stephan Zappala to file charges against the officer who shot and killed Antown Rose. Leon Ford, the man paralyzed after being shot by Pittsburgh police during a traffic stop in 2012, addressed the crowd at the downtown rally.
9:45 a.m. Thursday
- Lee Merritt, the attorney for Antwon Rose's family, is in Pittsburgh and spoke only to Channel 11 and NBC News Thursday morning:
- Merritt said he wanted to start where the shooting took place as he searches for answers for the family.
- "It makes it a little more real. It goes from something that you've seen on TV or seen in a video to a community where people live and knew and love Antwon. So, it makes it much more impactful," Merritt said.
- He is searching for witnesses to get a better idea of what was taking place at the time of the shooting and determine what the officer might have seen as Antwon and another person ran from the traffic stop.
- When asked about the video captured of the shooting, he said "it's not the end-all, be-all" and the "totality of the circumstances" will be taken into consideration.
- However, Merritt did have this to say: "It's very difficult to find justification for the use of deadly force given the facts as they were presented in that video. Antwon and the other young man did not appear to present any harm or danger to that officer or anyone."
- "It's difficult to refute a video that shows a young man clearly running in the opposite direction of an officer, not jerking backwards, not reaching toward his waistband or any of the other excuses that we've heard in the past that would justify use of force," Merritt said.
- As for Antwon's family, Merritt said they are in a state of shock. "As you can imagine, they're devastated. Every day that they wake up, they're hoping that this is all a bad dream."
8:35 p.m. Wednesday:
- Funeral arrangements announced for Antwon Rose. The funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m.
- The family's attorney, S. Lee Merritt, released a statement on their behalf:
6 p.m. Wednesday
- A protest is happening outside the East Pittsburgh police department where dozens of people are chanting for peace. Traffic is unable to get by as they have blocked the road. Several officers are standing nearby, monitoring what's happening.
5:30 p.m. Wednesday
- The mayor of East Pittsburgh confirms to Channel 11 that the officer involved in the shooting Tuesday night was the one sworn in to their department hours before the shooting. He still has not been identified.
4:00 p.m. Wednesday
- The family of Antwon Rose hires civil rights attorney Lee Merritt to represent them. Merritt has previously represented victims of violence in Charlottesville and several cases related to the Black Lives Matter movement.
1:10 p.m. Wednesday:
- Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto released the following statement regarding the deadly police shooting in East Pittsburgh:
12:49 p.m. Wednesday:
- The 17-year-old was shot three times while running from police, Coleman McDonough, superintendent of the Allegheny County Police Department, said during a news conference Wednesday afternoon. McDonough said two guns were found in the car after the traffic stop, but the 17-year-old was not armed at the time of the shooting.
- The driver of the vehicle was initially detained by police. He has since been released, police said.
- A third person who was in the vehicle and fled has not been located.
- The East Pittsburgh police officer involved in the shooting has not been named and is now on administrative leave.
11:30 a.m. Wednesday
- Community sources tell Channel 11 News the 17-year-old killed was Antwon Rose. He attended Woodland Hills High School last year.
1:27 a.m. Wednesday
- Authorities confirm the vehicle stopped on Grandview Avenue by East Pittsburgh police matched the description of one seen fleeing the North Braddock shooting scene. The 17-year-old and another person ran as an officer placed handcuffs on the driver. The 17-year-old was shot by the newly sworn-in officer and was pronounced dead at McKeesport Hospital.
1 a.m. Wednesday
- Police confirm a 17-year-old was shot and killed during the traffic stop on Grandview Avenue. The driver was arrested. A third person got away.
10:58 p.m. Tuesday
- Allegheny County Police confirm one of three people in the vehicle stopped on Grandview Avenue was shot and taken to a hospital.
9:44 p.m. Tuesday
- Channel 11 News arrives at Grandview Avenue scene. Crew witnessed heavy police presence. Was told to move back a short time later.
8:48 p.m. Tuesday
- Report that a vehicle possibly connected to the North Braddock shooting is stopped by police, including the newly sworn-in officer, on Grandview Avenue in East Pittsburgh. Shots reportedly fired.
8:20 p.m. Tuesday
- Police are called to Kirkpatrick Avenue in North Braddock after receiving reports of shots fired. A 22-year-old man was found shot.
7 p.m. Tuesday
- The East Pittsburgh Borough Council swears in a new part-time officer to the police force. The officer has seven years of experience in nearby communities.
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