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Teen With Kendrec McDade Admits To Role In Theft On The Night Of McDade's Death

05/ 1/12 06:18 PM ET AP

PASADENA, Calif. -- A 17-year-old boy on Tuesday admitted his role in juvenile court in a theft that led to the fatal shooting of an unarmed college student by Pasadena police in March.

The minor made the admission – the juvenile court equivalent of a guilty plea – to two felony counts of burglary, one count of grand theft and a misdemeanor count of failing to register as a gang member, Los Angeles County prosecutor Anna Phillips said. He wasn't identified because of his age.

Juvenile Court Commissioner Robert Leventer sentenced the teen to six months at a community camp program.

Police said the teen, accompanied by 19-year-old Kendrec McDade, stole a laptop from a car near a Pasadena taco stand March 24.

Authorities said officers shot and killed McDade after receiving a 911 call from Oscar Carrillo, who claimed he was robbed at gunpoint by two men. Police said Carrillo later acknowledged lying about the gun to speed up officers' response.

The call led officers to believe McDade, who is black, was armed when they spotted him in an alley, authorities said, and they opened fire when he made a motion at his waistband.

The teens matched descriptions provided by Carrillo, witnesses and surveillance footage, authorities said. The two officers, both of whom are white, have been placed on paid leave, pending an investigation.

Carrillo was arrested for investigation of involuntary manslaughter, but prosecutors haven't filed charges, saying the case needed further work.

McDade's family has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit and a claim against the city of Pasadena and five officers.

Earlier on HuffPost:

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  • Kendrec & Keion McDade

    A photo released by the McDade family shows Kendrec McDade kissing his baby brother Keion in March 2012. Kendrec McDade was shot and killed by Pasadena police March 24, 2012 who believed the 19-year-old college student to be a robbery suspect. (AP Photo/McDade Family)

  • Kaya & Ryan McDade

    Kendrec McDade's cousin, Kaysa McDade, left, gets a kiss from her niece, Ryan McDade, 5, as the family mourns Kendrec McDade, a 19-year-old Citrus College student at a memorial in Pasadena, Calif. on Thursday, March 29, 2012. McDade was shot by police after being chased and making a move, reaching into his waistband, according to police. The police were chasing McDade, believing him to be one of two thieves who had just robbed Oscar Carrillo, who had told police that McDade was armed. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

  • Family members and students mourn Kendrec McDade, a 19-year-old Citrus College student at a memorial in Pasadena, Calif. on Thursday, March 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

  • Maressa Loera

    Asuza High School student Maressa Loera, 17, mourns her friend, Kendrec McDade, a 19-year-old Citrus College student at a memorial in Pasadena, Calif. on Thursday, March 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

  • Family members mourn Kendrec McDade, a 19-year-old Citrus College student, seen in family photo collage at a memorial in Pasadena, Calif. on Thursday, March 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

  • Family members mourn Kendrec McDade, a 19-year-old Citrus College student at a memorial in Pasadena, Calif. on Thursday, March 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

  • Felicia Taylor

    Felicia Taylor, right, an aunt of Kendrec McDad, consoles a member of the McDade family, as they mourn Kendrec McDade, a 19-year-old Citrus College student at a memorial in Pasadena, Calif. on Thursday, March 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

  • Asuza High School student Maressa Loera, 17, second from right, prays with family members as mourning her friend, Kendrec McDade, a 19-year-old Citrus College student at a memorial in Pasadena, Calif. on Thursday, March 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

  • In this undated family photo Kendrec McDade, then a high school student is seen wearing his Aztecs Football team uniform. McDade was shot by police after being chased and making a move, reaching into his waistband, according to police. The police were chasing McDade, believing him to be one of two thieves who had just robbed Oscar Carrillo, who had told police that McDade was armed. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

  • A candle with the photo of Kendrec McDade, a 19-year-old Citrus College student, is shown at a memorial in Pasadena, Calif. on Thursday, March 29, 2012. McDade was shot by police after being chased and making a move, reaching into his waistband, according to police. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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