Teen convicted of shooting at police handed 62-year sentence
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A man convicted of trying to kill one police officer with a high-powered rifle in Pennsylvania has been sentenced to a maximum of 62 years in prison.
A judge sentenced 18-year-old Marquell Rentas to serve 30 ½ to 60 years in prison during Wednesday’s hearing.
Rentas was convicted in September of attempted murder of a law-enforcement officer, conspiracy and other charges. He was acquitted of trying to kill two others.
Police say Rentas and his cousin were house-sitting at a Columbia home in July 2016 when they found a rifle and decided to shoot it.
Police say a dozen shots were fired out a window and at responding police vehicles. No injuries were reported.
The defense had argued Rentas wasn’t shooting at police.