Pasco man, 19, sentenced for shooting at officer

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PASCO, Wash. (AP) -- A 19-year-old man wounded in a shootout with a Pasco police officer was sentenced Tuesday to almost 16 years in prison.

The Pasco man, Ezequiel Chavez, pleaded guilty to assault and gun possession charges in a deal with Franklin County prosecutors who dropped a charge of possessing a stolen gun.

The Tri-City Herald reports (http://is.gd/LA7KHW) Chavez was hit twice and the officer was not hurt in the September shootout. Officer Chad Pettijohn was cleared in a shooting investigation.

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Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com