Phoenix man sentenced in deadly robbery case

Phoenix man sentenced in deadly robbery case

Phoenix man sentenced in deadly robbery case

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Posted on April 18, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Updated Friday, Apr 18 at 11:05 AM

PHOENIX (AP) -- A Phoenix man was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday.

Adrian De La Cruz, 29, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder after a burglary attempt resulted in the shooting death of his getaway driver.
 
Authorities say De La Cruz was shot and wounded outside a northwest Phoenix nightclub last March 30.
 
An off-duty Phoenix police officer working security at the club reported seeing several suspects trying to steal a small refrigerator from his pickup truck.
 
It led to a shootout involving the suspects, the officer and a nightclub employee.
 
De La Cruz needed weeks of hospitalization to recover from his wounds before he was arrested.
 
Court records show he originally faced a charge of first-degree murder during the commission of a crime.

Man killed during shooting with off-duty officer

 

 

 

 

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