DA: Accused Drive-By Shooter Not Cooperating

Fired Shots Before Fatal Traffic Stop That Ended In Antwon Rose's Death

Joe DeStio
June 27, 2018 - 4:37 pm
The 17 year old accused of firing shots in a North Braddock drive-by before the police shooting death of Antwon Rose is not cooperating with authorities.

Joe DeStio

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – The 17 year old accused of firing shots in a North Braddock drive-by before the police shooting death of Antwon Rose is not cooperating with authorities. Zaiwan Hester of Swissvale is being held at the Shuman Detention Center. But Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala says he will be moved to the adult court system.

“He is the shooter in North Braddock,” according to Zappala, who says Hester has refused so far to cooperate.

Security video released by the DA’s office shows a gold Chevy Cruz the evening of June 19th at the intersection of Baldridge and Jones Avenues. The rear window goes down and a gun believed to be held by Hester fires shots at a pedestrian. That person takes cover and then fires back at the Cruz as it drives away.

It was that same car that was stopped 13 minutes later in East Pittsburgh that resulted in police officer Michael Rosfeld firing the three shots that killed Antwon Rose who was a front seat passenger.

Hester faces several charges including attempted homicide, aggravated assault, and receiving stolen property.

Zappala has charged officer Rosfeld with criminal homicide for Rose’s death.

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