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Teen indicted in North Braddock drive-by that happened minutes before Antwon Rose shooting

NORTH BRADDOCK, Pa. — The teen involved in a drive-by shooting just minutes before the fatal shooting of Antwon Rose has been indicted, officials said.

Zaijuan Hester, 17, allegedly shot at two different men on June 19 in North Braddock, according to officials.

What we know about Zaijuan Hester, suspect in N. Braddock drive-by shooting

Hester is facing eight different charges, including attempted homicide and three counts of aggravated assault.

Among those charges: shooting into FA's Market during the drive-by shooting, officials said.


"Very natural for everybody to get mad. Angry. A lot of resentment towards the police, I think," said the market owner, who did not want to be identified.

Hester will be held for trial on all charges.

Hester was with Rose, 17, when the car they were in was pulled over minutes after the shooting in East Pittsburgh, police said. The car matched the description of the vehicle suspected in the shooting.

Both teenagers ran from the traffic stop.

Rose was fatally shot by East Pittsburgh police Officer Michael Rosfeld as he fled. He was later charged with homicide in the shooting, and waived an arraignment that was scheduled to happen earlier this week.

"As a policeman, I think they are trained to handle these situations, not just shoot whenever randomly they want to," said the owner of FA's Market. "That is horrible. What if it were their kid?"

Hester was not hurt and was later arrested in the Hill District. Authorities said he was hiding out in an apartment with a 19-year-old woman wanted for failing to appear for a preliminary hearing in connection with a hit-and-run accident.

Hester's bail is $250,000 cash.