Funeral today for Pennsylvania teen killed by police
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Funeral services are being held for a black teenager shot and killed by a white police officer when he fled a traffic stop in Pennsylvania last week.
Hundreds of mourners are expected to attend the Monday service for Antwon Rose Jr. at the Woodland Hills Intermediate School in Swissvale.
The 17-year-old was killed Tuesday after police in East Pittsburgh stopped a car officials say matched a vehicle wanted in a shooting in a nearby town. The shooting remains under investigation. No charges have been filed.
The case is among several across the country in recent years that have ignited a national debate over race and policing.
Antwon’s shooting has sparked numerous street protests, though no protests are scheduled Monday out of respect for the family. They’re expected to resume Tuesday.