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Hundreds protest following fatal police shooting of teen

The Associated Press

EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Hundreds of people took to the streets to protest the fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old Pennsylvania boy killed just seconds after he fled a traffic stop during a confrontation partly captured on video.

Crime scene tape is in a trash bin along Grandview Ave. on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in East Pittsburgh, Pa., where witnesses say a police officer fatally shot a 17-year-old boy just seconds after he fled from a traffic stop in a confrontation late the night before. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Protesters in East Pittsburgh staged impromptu and peaceful marches and other events Wednesday night, several hours after Antwon Rose was shot three times by an officer who had been sworn in just hours earlier and was working his first shift with the department.

The teen was a passenger in a car police had stopped late Tuesday because it matched the description of a vehicle being sought in a nonfatal shooting in a nearby community.

The East Pittsburgh officer who fired the fatal shots hasn’t been identified. He’s been placed on administrative leave.

It wasn’t clear Thursday if the officer previously worked in law enforcement.