A Pennsylvania man accused of driving through a crowd of people protesting the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager has been charged with reckless endangerment.
The charge against 69-year-old Ronald Hinerman was announced Monday, a day after the North Versailles man allegedly struck at least one protester. Police had closed roadways in North Versailles to allow protesters "unimpeded movement," but protesters eventually moved to a nearby highway and shut down the intersection.
This car just drove through some protesters blocking traffic along Rt 30 in North Versailles as they called for justice in the police involved shooting #AntwonRoseJr | @PGVisuals @PittsburghPG pic.twitter.com/ps4byY1MEA
— Stephanie Strasburg (@StephStrasburg) July 8, 2018
The group was protesting the June 19 shooting death of 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr. after the teen fled from a traffic stop. A white police officer accused of shooting Rose has been charged with criminal homicide.
Court documents didn't list an attorney for Hinerman, who could not be reached comment.