East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld was charged with criminal homicide in the shooting death of 17-year-old Antwon Rose II. The police affidavit states Rose was shot three times in the back as he fled the scene during a traffic stop.

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Antwon Rose II Killed by Officer Michael Rosfeld As he Fled Traffic Stop [Photo Credit: Twitter]
Rosfeld was charged with one count of homicide in the unarmed teen’s murder. According to media reports, Rose II was in a car on June 19 during a drive-by shooting in North Braddock that led to the traffic stop.

Eyewitness accounts and surveillance footage from the incident show that Antwon Rose II, who was sitting in the front passenger of the car, did not fire at the police nor was he armed. He was shot as he fled the scene. The teen who did open fire on the officer was identified as Zaijuan Hester. He was sitting in the backseat.

Zaijuan was arrested on Monday night. He was charged with attempted homicide and other charges stemming from the drive-by shooting.

Rosfeld was released on an unsecured $250,000 bond by District Judge Regis Charles Welsh after his arraignment on Wednesday morning. He had just been sworn in to the East Pittsburgh police department hours before the shooting death of Antwon Rose II, CNN affiliate WPXI reported.

Read the complaint filed against Michael Rosfeld in the Antwon Rose II shooting death:

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