Man charged for driving through protest of teen's killing

June 29, 2018 - 5:22 pm

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police have charged a man for driving his Mercedes-Benz through a crowd that was protesting the police shooting of an unarmed black teen.

The Tribune-Review reports 58-year-old Gregory Wagner faces three counts of recklessly endangering another person, careless driving and driving the wrong way.

The ordeal happened on June 22, the third night of protests over the shooting of 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr. He was shot and killed by a white East Pittsburgh officer after he fled from a traffic stop. The officer has been charged.

Television news footage showed the vehicle driving through the crowd, pushing protesters out of the way. Protesters began kicking and hitting it and one took down the license.

Police found his car had damage including scratches and dents.

His lawyer couldn't be reached Friday.

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Information from: Tribune-Review, http://triblive.com

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