Pa. officer accused of shooting, killing unarmed black teen criminally charged

Pa. officer accused of shooting, killing unarmed black teen criminally charged
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The police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Pittsburgh last week has been charged with one count of criminal homicide, according to court documents

The officer, Michael Rosfeld, turned himself in on Wednesday after he was charged by the Allegheny County District Attorney.

His next court date is scheduled for July 6, and his bail is set at $250,000.

Rosfeld allegedly shot 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr. three times during a traffic stop on June 19 after he attempted to flee from a vehicle. Rose was killed in the incident. Officers said the vehicle matched the description of another car used in a shooting incident moments earlier. 

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video of the shooting was captured by a witness and has been viewed more than 100,000 times.

NBC affiliate WPXI reports that Rosfeld had been sworn into the East Pittsburgh Police Department just hours prior to the shooting, but had previously served as an officer in other police departments.
 
The shooting has sparked a wave of protests and demonstrations, with hundreds demanding the district attorney bring charges against Rosfeld. 
 
Rose was an honor student at his local high school. His funeral was held on Monday. 
 
CNN reported that his family released a poem last week that Rose had written two years ago for his 10th grade honors English class titled, "I AM NOT WHAT YOU THINK!" 
 
In the poem, Rose wrote: “I see mothers bury their sons. I want my mom to never feel that pain.”
 
--Updated at 9:31 a.m.