Protestors took the streets late Friday evening after a NOT GUILTY verdict was read and a decision was made to acquit the East Pittsburgh police officer who shot and killed 17 year old, unarmed black teen, Antwon Rose.

Anger, shock, and frustration are some of the emotions expressed by the protestors and the family of Antwon Rose. Chants of “Black Lives Matter” and “No Justice, No Peace” continue to echo the streets and neighborhoods for answers as to why this continues to happen to our black men.

The New York Times reports:

The officer, Michael Rosfeld, who is white, had been charged with homicide in the shooting death of Antwon, a 17-year-old African-American, on the night of June 19, 2018. Prosecutors charged Mr. Rosfeld with an open count of homicide, meaning the jury could have convicted him of murder or manslaughter.

Former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld, charged with homicide in the shooting death of Antwon Rose II, arrives at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, March 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

On Thursday, Mr. Rosfeld testified in his own defense for 90 minutes. “It happened very quickly,” he said. “My intent was to end the threat that was made against me.”

He said on the stand that he thought he saw one of the two teenagers who ran from the car point a gun at him. He said he did not know which teenager made the motion.

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