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Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill called on Gov. Tom Wolf and Attorney General Josh Shapiro for “a real investigation” into the death of Antwon Rose. — FILE PHOTO

Local rapper Meek Mill and state elected officials voiced their displeasure after news surfaced about Antwon Rose, a 17-year-old Black teenager, who was fatally shot by Pittsburgh police on Tuesday.

Mill called on Gov. Tom Wolf and Attorney General Josh Shapiro asking for “a real investigation” into Rose’s death.

“This is Pennsylvania, can we get a real investigation to find out why this kid was killed and do not let the excuse be ‘I feared for my life’, this is way worst than my situation and should have the real attention, especially in Pennsylvania,” Meek wrote on Instagram.

“This is not a call out, it’s a cry for help to the men that’s in position with morals to make change!” he added.

According to reports from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Rose was shot three times after he ran from a car that police stopped during a traffic stop.

As the unidentified officer put the driver in handcuffs, two people, including Rice, ran from the vehicle. Rice was then shot. He died around 9 p.m.

The police took the driver, 20, into custody but he was soon released.

A shooting earlier Tuesday night led to the traffic stop as police responded to calls of the shooting around 8:20 p.m.

“The video of this incident is deeply disturbing. Antwon Rose’s family, friends and the entire community deserve the truth,” Wolf told WJAC-TV. “Like in all police-involved shootings, there must be a thorough, swift and transparent review and investigation of his death.”

Sen. Bob Casey echoed Wolf’s reaction to the incident.

“I want to express my condolences to the family and friends of Antwon Rose. I grieve with them, and the communities of East Pittsburgh and the Woodland Hills School District,” Casey said. “I am disturbed by what I saw on the video, and I have numerous questions about exactly what happened and why. A thorough investigation is necessary. Antwon’s family has a right to answers.”

(4) comments

Guest

Conspicuously absent from this tirade is the fact that the police stopped a car that matched the description of one involved in a nearby shooting. Also missing is that although Rose was unarmed, there were two handguns found in the suspected vehicle. Now Rose should not have been shot to death. Clearly that was murder. The question is, was he involved in something he shouldn't have been? That doesn't mitigate what happened but I would like to know the answer to that question.

Guest

I'm black and don't like getting harassed by the police. But these guys already had matching car with Ballistics damage. If I was the cop, and they ran on me, I would have shot them too, for fear of an ensuing firefight. Not necessarily fear for me, but as a police officer, you have to be aware of stray bullets hitting bystanders. Not your bullets, but theirs. Understand?
Plus the found 2 guns anyway afterwards. So yeah. Sad

Guest

Hope you don’t have children!

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