Man sentenced to prison in fatal Phoenix shooting

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX (AP) -- A man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for his role in a shooting that left another suspect dead outside a northwest Phoenix nightclub.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 20-year-old Jose Luis Chacon was sentenced Wednesday for second-degree murder.

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 on March 30, 2013.

It led to a parking lot shootout involving the suspects, the officer and a nightclub employee.

Authorities say the suspects' getaway driver died at the scene.

They say Chacon admitted to shooting a rifle during the incident. The officer and the nightclub employee weren't injured.

Court records show Chacon originally faced a charge of first-degree murder during the commission of a crime.