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Man sentenced in connection with H-E-B shooting incident

August 3, 2018 GMT

McALLEN — The Reynosa man whose gun went off during a trip to the grocery store earlier this year will serve more than two years in federal prison, court records show.

U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez sentenced Daniel Meza-Lopez to a 30-month prison sentence Tuesday in connection with a January incident inside a Pharr H-E-B grocery store. One woman sustained a gunshot wound in the incident.

Meza-Lopez, who was living in Pharr at the time of the incident and pleaded guilty to one count of importing, manufacturing firearms in early May, was not ordered to serve additional court supervised release because he is likely to be deported upon completion of his prison term.

He was named as a suspect in the Jan. 10 incident inside the H-E-B store, located in the 1300 block of South Cage Boulevard in Pharr, when a handbag containing a handgun discharged, striking a woman who was near Meza-Lopez.

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