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Hoopfest shooter faces 9 years in prison

The Hoopfest gunman who opened fire on rival gang members last year, injuring three bystanders in the downtown Spokane crowd, pleaded guilty today to assault charges.

Miguel C. Garcia, 19, was originally charged with 10 counts of attempted first-degree murder but instead pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree assault and unlawful possession of a firearm.

He’s expected to serve nearly nine years in prison but sentencing was delayed until April 12.

Because he used a gun in the commission of the assaults, six years of the agreed upon 105-month sentence would be served as part of a weapon enhancement.

Read Tom Clouse's story here.

Past coverage:

Feb. 11: 3rd man in Hoopfest shooting sentenced

Oct. 1: Deal gives Hoopfest suspect light sentence

Sept. 13: Hoopfest suspect pleads to riot, gun charges

June 29: Hoopfest shots not 'surprising'




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