AFRICANGLOBE – The lawyer who represented a former Pittsburgh police officer acquitted Friday in the shooting death of an unarmed Black teen had his office fired upon overnight.
“I got a call last night, about 12:30 this morning,” Patrick Thomassey, the lawyer who represented former officer Michael Rosfeld, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Saturday.
“They don’t know what happened, just that some bullets were shot into my office,” he said.
Authorities told the paper that they received reports of shots being fired near the office in Monroeville, Pa., shortly before midnight.
“We found several bullet holes in the building itself, including one in the front window, and there was damage to his office,” Monroeville Police Chief Doug Cole told the publication.
Cole said roughly five to eight shots were fired during the incident “based on some of the damage to the building.”
Police said no one was in the law office at the time of the shooting.
The shooting came hours after a jury in Pennsylvania acquitted Rosfeld, who is white, on homicide charges after he fatally shot Antwon Rose II, an unarmed Black 17-year-old, outside Pittsburgh in June 2018.
Rosfeld shot Rose after he was Allegedly discovered to have been involved in a drive-by shooting. Rose allegedly attempted to run away after the car was pulled over but was later shot in the back, side of face and arm by Rosfeld.
His murder and the subsequent investigation sparked protests in the city.
By: Aris Folley