17 year-old Marquell Rentas was taken into custody and arrested this Friday for attempting to shoot and kill four different police officers in the town of Colombia, Pennsylvania. He reportedly was yelling, “fuck them!” at the police. Real quality person right there.
“A 17-year-old boy has been charged with attempting to shoot and kill four police officers in Columbia, Lancaster County early Friday morning.
After he was found and taken into custody, Marquell Rentas, 17, of Walnut Street in Columbia, told police “I was shooting at you, F-you, police,” Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman said during a news conference on Saturday morning.
Stedman said the incident was “senseless” and “the facts are chilling.” A second man, Trenton Nace, 18, of Lancaster Avenue in Columbia, has been charged with helping Rentas carry out the shootings. Stedman said Nace was handing bullets to Rentas and picking up the spent shell casings.
Nace told investigators that Rentas repeatedly said “F-them” as he was firing at the responding officers, Stedman said.”
One of the suspects is African American while the other is Caucasian.
Social media was talking about the situation,
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Rentas is being charged as an adult, but he was also charged with possession of a firearm as a minor. He used a sniper style rifle during the attack. He shot it outside the upstairs bedroom window. Apparently, he was house sitting for a relative.
Small caliber, high velocity ammunition was used during the incident, according to officers who said Rentas’ family cooperated with authorities and were helpful. They even provided a key to the home to detain him in order to catch him. The district attorney’s office of Lancaster has indicated both suspects were placed on a $2 million bond.
It’s mind blowing that nobody lost their life during this attack. People apparently think it’s fun and games to attack police officers. #ThanksObama.