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Thu Jun 28, 2018, 04:26 AM

Officer charged in death of black teen who was shot in back

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A white police officer was charged Wednesday with homicide in the death of an unarmed black teenager who was shot in the back while fleeing a traffic stop, a shooting that has fueled daily protests around Pittsburgh.

Prosecutors cited officer Michael Rosfeld's inconsistent statements about whether he saw a gun in the teen's hand.

The officer first told investigators that the teen turned his hand toward him when he ran from the car and the officer "saw something dark he perceived as a gun," according to the criminal complaint .

During a second recap of last week's shooting, Rosfeld told investigators he did not see a gun and he was not sure if the teen's arm was pointed at him when he fired at 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr.

Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/20180627_ap_f721e40873ef4b06ac2c5e6c0200d0f8.html

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DeminPennswoods Jun 2018 #1

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Fri Jun 29, 2018, 07:17 PM

1. Conor Lamb showed up at one of the most recent

protests.

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