Alleged accomplice of teen killed by Pasadena police sentenced
A 17-year-old accused of participating in a Pasadena burglary that ended in the fatal police shooting of his alleged accomplice confessed to the charges against him Tuesday and received a six-month sentence, officials said.
The minor, who was not identified because of his age, appeared before Pasadena Juvenile Court Commissioner Robert Leventer and was sentenced to six months in camp community placement.
His alleged cohort was 19-year-old Kendrec McDade, who was fatally shot by police who thought he was armed because the theft victim falsely reported he had a gun.
Deputy Dist. Atty. Anna Phillips said the minor admitted to the two felony counts of commercial burglary, one felony count of grand theft and one misdemeanor count of failing to register as a gang member.
Prosecutors claim the boy burglarized a taco shop and stole a laptop computer from a car in Pasadena on March 24. The car’s owner called Pasadena police and reported he had been robbed at gunpoint.
McDade was shot a few blocks away on a dark street by an officer seated in a police car with another chasing McDade on foot. Police said McDade had his hand in his waist, and they feared he was about to fire a weapon.
McDade's family has sued the city for allegedly violating his civil rights.
Oscar Carrillo, the 911 caller, was subsequently arrested for involuntary manslaughter for making the false statement that McDade had a gun. Prosecutors have yet to decide what charges to file against Carrillo.
-- Richard Winton