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Wapato man gets nearly 16 years for role in shooting woman

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YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A Wapato man has been sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison for his role in the shooting of a woman and for trying to elude police.

The Yakima-Herald Republic reported Friday that 35-year-old Oscar Ibarra's sentence came after Ibarra entered an Alford plea to assault and attempting to elude police last week during his trial.

In exchange, prosecutors dropped three counts of assault and one count of taking a motor vehicle without permission.

Prosecutors say that Ibarra and Michael Allred went to a home in Wapato Jan. 22, 2017, to confront a fellow Norteño gang member they say had "disrespected" Ibarra.

Court records say Ibarra ordered Allred to fire and his shot hit a woman in the shoulder.

Ibarra was arrested eight months later, after a chase in a stolen vehicle.

Allred has pleaded not guilty in the case and is awaiting trial.

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