Teen sentenced to juvenile detention in death of Kent police officer

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A teen who pleaded guilty to the murder of a Kent police officer in 2018 was sentenced Friday afternoon.

Emiliano Garcia was sentenced to juvenile detention until he is 21.

On July 22, 2018, Garcia, who was 16 years old at the time, fled from police in a pickup truck

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Officer Diego Moreno was on foot deploying spike strips to slow the truck when he was fatally struck by a pursing patrol car.

Prosecutors said Garcia and two underage passengers in the truck illegally fired guns in a parking lot, which prompted police attention, and then fled the scene during the police chase, causing the death and multiple injuries.

Prosecutors said the teens were drinking beer and doing cocaine after trying to get into a bar in south suburban Renton following a birthday party.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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