Police fatally shoot 17-year-old boy fleeing traffic stop

East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: A police officer fatally shot a 17-year-old boy just seconds after he fled from a traffic stop in a confrontation partly captured on video from a nearby home.

Police say the car stopped late Tuesday in the town of East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, matched the description of a vehicle being sought in a nonfatal shooting in a nearby town.


The teen was not immediately identified.

The video captured the sound of what appeared to be three gunshots as two people bolted from the car past the side of a home and disappeared from view.

A witness tells The Associated Press that the teen did not appear to threaten the officer, but that he and another passenger ran from the car while the driver was being taken into custody.

Police say the second passenger is still being sought.

 

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