Antwon Rose was shot in his back and killed by Pittsburg PD last night. He was barely 17.
He was running away and posed absolutely no threat to anyone.
Reggie Shuford, executive director of the ACLU of Pennsylvania, said Thursday it appears the East Pittsburgh officer “disregarded the basic humanity of this boy.”
“Fleeing from a scene does not give law enforcement the right to indiscriminately shoot young boys or anyone. No one, especially children, should ever fear death at the hands of police. Lethal force should be an absolute last resort, not a first option,” his statement said.
‘All they did was run’
A witness to the shooting captured it on video that was posted on Facebook.
In the video, a police SUV is seen stopped in the middle of the street as another police car pulls up behind it. Two people are seen running from the Chevy Cruze. Within seconds three shots ring out. The runners appear to drop to the ground.
The woman recording the video says, “Why are they shooting at him?”
“All they did was run and they’re shooting at them,” the woman said.
Antwon was unarmed when the officers searched his body and the vechile.
He was rushed to the nearest hospital when he was pronounce dead.