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Baltimore teen sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Officer Amy Caprio

BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- UPDATE: Dawnta Harris sentenced to life with the possibility of parole for the murder of Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio in May 2018.

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks said in a statement, “No penalty can bring back Officer Caprio or eliminate the pain Mr. Harris inflicted on the family of Officer Caprio or the Perry Hall neighborhood I represent. I would like to thank the prosecutors who pursued the toughest sanctions allowed by law.”

Dawnta Harris was found guilty of first-degree felony murder earlier this year.

In May 2018 officer Amy Caprio responded to a potential burglary in Perry Hall when she confronted then 16-year-old Harris driving a stolen Jeep.


From her body-worn camera footage, Caprio can be heard repeatedly ordering Harris out of the car.

She drew her pistol and Harris then ran her over and killed her.

Her family has said it's been difficult moving past her death.

Caprio and her husband had been planning to celebrate their third wedding anniversary before she was killed.

Harris was then 16 at the time of the murder but tried as an adult.

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