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Parents of Antwon Rose tell ABC News son was killed ‘in cold blood’

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ABC News posted an interview and video with Shauny Mary who captured Facebook video of East Pittsburgh police officers shooting and killing 17-year-old Antwon Rose.
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ABC News posted an interview and video with Shauny Mary who captured Facebook video of East Pittsburgh police officers shooting and killing 17-year-old Antwon Rose.
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A group of about of 500 protesters gather at South 15th Street and East Carson Street on Pittsburgh's South Side on Saturday, June 23, 2018, to protest an East Pittsburgh police officer's fatal shooting of Antwon Rose, 17, a Woodland Hills High School honors student.
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A Pittsburgh Police officer dressed in riot gear stands at the ready to confront a group of about 500 protesters on East Carson Street on Saturday, June 23, 2018, to protest an East Pittsburgh police officer's fatal shooting of Antwon Rose, 17, a Woodland Hills High School honors student.
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A man with his daughter pause at the intersection of E. Carson Street and S. 18th Street on Pittsburgh's South Side on Saturday, June 23, 2018, while attending at protest of an East Pittsburgh police officer's fatal shooting of Antwon Rose, 17, a Woodland Hills High School honors student.
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Protesters march down East Carson Street on Pittsburgh's South Side in response to the June 19 police shooting death of unarmed black teenager Antwon Rose, 17. Protesters remained peaceful as they took to the streets Saturday, June 23, 2018.
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Protestors say a prayer on Pittsburgh's South Side on Saturday, June 23, 2018, as they protested of an East Pittsburgh police officer's fatal shooting of Antwon Rose, 17, a Woodland Hills High School honors student.
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A group of about of 500 protesters gather at South 15th Street and East Carson Street on Pittsburgh's South Side on Saturday, June 23, 2018, to protest an East Pittsburgh police officer's fatal shooting of Antwon Rose, 17, a Woodland Hills High School honors student.
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A man confronts Pittsburgh police on Pittsburgh's South Side on Saturday, June 23, 2018 during a protest of an East Pittsburgh police officer's fatal shooting of Antwon Rose, 17, a Woodland Hills High School honors student.
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About 500 protesters gather at South 15th Street and East Carson Street on Pittsburgh's South Side on Saturday, June 23, 2018, to protest an East Pittsburgh police officer's fatal shooting of Antwon Rose, 17, a Woodland Hills High School honors student.
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About 500 protesters confront Pittsburgh Police by kneeling and raising their hands chanting 'Hands Up,' on Pittsburgh's South Side on Saturday, June 23, 2018, to protest an East Pittsburgh police officer's fatal shooting of Antwon Rose, 17, a Woodland Hills High School honors student.
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A man dons a mask on Pittsburgh's South Side on Saturday, June 23, 2018, to protest an East Pittsburgh police officer's fatal shooting of Antwon Rose, 17, a Woodland Hills High School honors student.
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A women leads about 500 protesters on Pittsburgh's South Side on Saturday, June 23, 2018, to protest an East Pittsburgh police officer's fatal shooting of Antwon Rose, 17, a Woodland Hills High School honors student.
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A Pittsburgh Police officer dressed in riot gear stands at the ready to confront a group of about 500 protesters on East Carson Street on Saturday, June 23, 2018, to protest an East Pittsburgh police officer's fatal shooting of Antwon Rose, 17, a Woodland Hills High School honors student.
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Pizza is passed around to some of the estimated 500 protesters on Pittsburgh's South Side on Saturday, June 23, 2018. They protested an East Pittsburgh police officer's fatal shooting of Antwon Rose, 17, a Woodland Hills High School honors student.
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A group of about 500 protesters confront Pittsburgh Police by kneeling and raising their hands chanting 'Hands Up,' on Pittsburgh's South Side on Saturday, June 23, 2018. They protested an East Pittsburgh police officer's fatal shooting of Antwon Rose, 17, a Woodland Hills High School honors student.
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Pittsburgh Police muster on Pittsburgh's South Side in riot gear to respond to a group of about 500 protesters on Saturday, June 23, 2018. They were there to protest an East Pittsburgh police officer's fatal shooting of Antwon Rose, 17, a Woodland Hills High School honors student.
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Pittsburgh Police in riot gear muster on Pittsburgh's South Side to respond to a group of about 500 protesters, Saturday, June 23, 2018. They protested an East Pittsburgh police officer's fatal shooting of Antwon Rose, 17, a Woodland Hills High School honors student.
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A woman shows her support for a group of about 500 protesters on Pittsburgh's South Side on Saturday, June 23, 2018. The group protested an East Pittsburgh police officer's fatal shooting of Antwon Rose, 17, a Woodland Hills High School honors student.
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A group of about 500 protesters march through heavy rain on Pittsburgh's South Side on Saturday, June 23, 2018, to protest an East Pittsburgh police officer's fatal shooting of Antwon Rose, 17, a Woodland Hills High School honors student.
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A group of about 500 protesters confront Pittsburgh Police by raising their hands while chanting 'Hands Up,' on Pittsburgh's South Side on Saturday, June 23, 2018. They protested an East Pittsburgh police officer's fatal shooting of Antwon Rose, 17, a Woodland Hills High School honors student.
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A woman looks out the window of Jack's Bar at a group of about 500 protesters on Saturday, June 23, 2018. They protested an East Pittsburgh police officer's fatal shooting of Antwon Rose, 17, a Woodland Hills High School honors student.

Michelle Kenney told ABC News that the national conversation about the police shooting of her son Antwon Rose would be “totally different” without video showing an East Pittsburgh officer firing upon Rose as he ran away from a traffic stop last week.

The death of Rose, 17, has sparked outrage both locally and nationally and resulted in peaceful but persistent protests calling for Officer Michael Rosfeld to be held accountable.

“He murdered my son in cold blood,” Kenney said in the ABC News interview, part of which aired Sunday night.

Family and friends paid their respects Sunday at a Homestead funeral home to Rose, a Woodland Hills honors student.

Kenney said in the interview that she hopes the investigation by Allegheny County police and District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. will be fair.

“Every time you turn on the TV, there’s a young African American male shot by the police and you say, ‘I feel sorry for them,” she said. “Them is me, them is him.”Kenney sat with Rose’s father Antwon Rose Sr. during the interview.”When I leave here and we leave here, we are going to the wake of our 17-year-old son,” she said.

In the days after Rose was fatally shot by police, protesters have taken to the streets of Pittsburgh and its suburbs mostly in the evenings.

Rosfeld shot Rose three times last Tuesday as he ran from a traffic stop, which came after the vehicle in which Rose was a passenger was pulled over for matching the description of a car involved in an earlier shooting in nearby North Braddock.

An 18-second video posted to Facebook by a user under the name Shauny Mary shows a police sport utility vehicle with lights flashing stopped behind a car at dusk. A second police vehicle drives up as a person in a white shirt gets out of the passenger side of the car and starts to run between buildings.

The person in the white shirt had his back to an officer standing on the driver’s side of the police SUV when three shots rang out. That person can be seen falling forward to the ground.

The woman who recorded the video was also interviewed by ABC News this weekend.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-837-5374, [email protected] or via Twitter @byrenatta.


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