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
Per the plea, Judge Bruce Cohen sentenced Adrian De La Cruz to 10 years in prison.— MC Superior Court (@courtpio) April 18, 2014
Per the plea, Judge Bruce Cohen sentenced Adrian De La Cruz to 10 years in prison.