Police Shoot & Kill Unarmed Teen For Fleeing Traffic Stop In Pittsburgh

Allegheny County Police shot and killed a 17-year-old boy in East Pittsburgh after the teen fled the scene of a traffic stop on June 19.

Allegheny County Police Department said they thought the boy may have been connected to an earlier drive-by shooting of a 22-year-old man — but failed to offer proof that the teen was involved — notes ABC News.

Police said the 20-year-old driver was ordered out of the car and directed to the ground, but two passengers fled on foot.

In response, a police officer fired his gun three times in a residential neighborhood at the fleeing teen and hit him all three times.

Police said the teen was unarmed, but “two firearms were later recovered from the suspect vehicle.”

The driver was reportedly detained and later released.

The second person who fled the scene has not been caught or identified.

Police would not identify the officer involved in the shooting, who is now on administrative leave.

(Source: Tom Clearly/YouTube, ABC News)

You might be interested in


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get the latest breaking news video clips before everyone else with our newsletter! We do not share or sell your email address with anyone.