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Officer charged with homicide in fatal shooting of teen

3 years 1 month 2 days ago Wednesday, June 27 2018 Jun 27, 2018 June 27, 2018 7:45 AM June 27, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Photo: ABC News

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Family and friends of Antwon Rose Jr. say they remember him as a caring young man who deserves to be known as more than just a hashtag that's given to unarmed black men killed by police.

Antwon's funeral was held Monday. He was fatally shot Tuesday by a police officer in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as he fled a traffic stop. Friends gave emotional tributes to the 17-year-old, an avid skater and skier who also played the saxophone.

The program included a poem Rose wrote in 2016. In it, he said he never wanted his mother to feel the pain of burying a son. Rose was shot by the officer just seconds after running away from a car that had been stopped in a shooting investigation.

The case remains under investigation.

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