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Pittsburgh Protests Continue After Police Shoot And Kill Unarmed Teen

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Pittsburgh Protests Continue After Police Shoot And Kill Unarmed Teen
Police say an officer opened fire when Antwon Rose attempted to run away during a traffic stop.
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Protests continued in the Pittsburgh area Friday after a police officer shot and killed an unarmed 17-year-old earlier in the week.

The 17-year-old is Antwon Rose. According to investigators, police pulled over the car he was in because it matched the description of one involved in a drive-by shooting.

Shortly after the vehicle stopped, police say Rose and another passenger ran from the car and that's when an officer opened fire. The officer involved in the shooting was working his first day for the East Pittsburgh Police Department, though he'd worked elsewhere as a police officer for seven years.

Protesters are calling for charges to be filed against the officer involved. That decision is up to the local district attorney.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN