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Rally planned to honor teen killed by undercover deputy

Posted at 10:29 PM, Jan 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-15 07:35:54-05

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — There is a new push for justice in the death of a Hillsborough County teenager, killed while walking to a friend's house Friday night.

Josiah Pinner, 15, died after an undercover Hillsborough deputy struck him while driving an unmarked car at North Florida Ave. and East 124th Ave.

15-year-old pedestrian hit, killed by undercover HCSO deputy

HCSO says that deputy had a green light and Josiah and another teen crossed North Florida Ave. outside of a crosswalk.

“Like someone punched me in the gut knowing that I lost someone that I really cared about," said friend Angeliz Rivera.

Jason Carey is helping organize a rally in honor of Josiah Thursday night. It will start at 6:30 near the location where Josiah was killed.

The group will march to a nearby Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office substation located about two miles away.

“His mother is asking for answers," said Carey. "We just want to make sure that everything is transparent and that the victims get justice."