Black teens in PA town arrested for shooting at police admit their actions were deliberate

Black teens in PA town arrested for shooting at police admit their actions were deliberate
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Two teenagers charged with attempted homicide on four officers allegedly told investigators they were targeting police with their gunfire, according to Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman.

Marquell Robert Rentas, 17, and Trenton Nace, 18, were arrested Friday morning after a lengthy search that resulted in a shelter-in-place order for a Columbia neighborhood.

The incident began at 3:25 a.m. when multiple police officers were called to 103 Bethel St. in Columbia for reports of shots fired.

Investigators said the police cruisers were fired at while they were approaching the area.

Numerous police departments, along with Lancaster County Special Emergency Response Team (SERT), responded to the area of Walnut Street between 6th and 7th Streets in the borough.

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