Second Night of Protests over Fatal Police Shooting in East Pittsburgh

(From CBS News)

For the second straight night, hundreds of people took to the streets Thursday over the fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old boy. Protesters demonstrated outside the East Pittsburgh police headquarters, then began marching through the streets, eventually shutting down a major interstate. That backed up traffic for miles, reports CBS Pittsburgh.

Antwon Rose Jr. was shot by an East Pittsburgh officer Tuesday seconds after he fled from a traffic stop in a confrontation partly captured on video and posted on Facebook by a bystander.

Police had stopped the car he was riding in as part of an investigation into an earlier shooting.

The video shows the officer firing three shots seconds after Antwon and another passenger are seen dashing from the car.

CBS Pitttsburgh says by 11 p.m. Thursday, the protesters had shut down the busy highway for about two hours. At one point, police say, a truck driver got out of his truck and threatened protesters with a tire iron.

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