(AllHipHop News) Antwon Rose was murdered and people concerned about police brutality are extremely angry, including Queensbridge rapper Nas.
"Whoever killed him needs the electric chair in front of his family," Nas said
A newly sworn in rookie officer took hours to become the subject of controversy after he shot the 17-year old unarmed teenager as the youngster ran from a vehicle. According to reports, that vehicle was the subject of a possible shooting and police had stopped it before the driver and passenger fled.
Rose, the passenger, was shot fired upon three times and struck three times by the officer. Michael Rosfeld, the East Pittsburgh officer, is now on administrative leave the day almost as quickly as he became member of law enforcement. CNN reports that officials were asked if Rosfeld was white and was told, "I don't understand what that has to do with the situation" by Allegheny County Police Superintendent Coleman McDonough at a press conference.
Reports say an assailant shot nine .40-caliber bullets at a 22-year-old. He was hit, but managed to fire back at his attackers. He was taken to a hospital and then release. Witnesses then told the police a description of the vehicle, which matched the Chevy Cruze that held Rose and his alleged co-defendant. Reports say the car sustained damage that was consistent with the firefight about 13 minutes earlier.
They ran and Rose was shot as he ran unarmed.
Reggie Shuford, executive director of the ACLU of Pennsylvania, said Roseld "disregarded the basic humanity of this boy."
Continuing, he said in a statement. "Fleeing from a scene does not give law enforcement the right to indiscriminately shoot young boys or anyone. No one, especially children, should ever fear death at the hands of police. Lethal force should be an absolute last resort, not a first option."
The alleged driver was release and another individual that ran has yet to be located.
Those that knew Rose personally said he was a lovable, affable person and even volunteered to the needy, said Gisele Barreto Fetterman owner of a store that gives to underprivileged people.
"He was just a really great kid. He had these really intense, big eyes. He was very smiley, very goofy," Fetterman said.
Nas recently released "Cops Shot The Kid" on his album NASIR.