Lancaster County

Mother of PA Teenager Who Allegedly Shot at Police Blames Black Lives Matter

Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP/Getty Images

Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP/Getty Images

The mother of one of two teenagers charged in the attempted murder of four Pennsylvania police officers is blaming the Black Lives Matter movement for her son's actions.

"They are in jail for doing what Black Lives Matter wanted them to do: shoot at cops," Luz Rentas wrote in a statement last week.

Rentas's son, Marquell Rentas, 17, was arrested along with Trenton Nace, 18, following an incident in which they allegedly opened fire on four Lancaster County police officers.

None of the officers were injured in the incident.

Ms. Rentas added, "The truth is that these are two punk kids following the orders of an irresponsible organization and now they're gonna pay for it."

The Lancaster County chapter of Black Lives Matter rejected Ms. Luz's comments and reiterated that they do not advocate violence.

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Two Teenagers Arrested, Charged With Ambush Attack on Pennsylvania Police Officers

Trenton Nance and Marquell Rentas;  Photo: via pennlive.com

Trenton Nance and Marquell Rentas; Photo: via pennlive.com

Two Pennsylvania teenagers have been arrested and charged with multiple counts of attempted homicide of a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault, conspiracy, among other charges, in the ambush shooting attempt of police officers in Lancaster County, PA on Friday.

A total of four Columbia, PA police officers were targeted in Friday's ambush which left none of the officers injured.

Marquell Rentas, 17, and Trenton Nace, 18, are both being charged as adults. Reports indicate that they are also cousins. 

Police indicated that as Rentas was being arrested he could be heard screaming, "I'm the one who did it. I'm the one who shot. My cousin didn't do it."

He added, "I was shooting at you. F--- you police."

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