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Man reaches plea deal in fatal Sioux Falls shooting

December 15, 2019 GMT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A man accused of shooting and killing a man in a downtown Sioux Falls alley has pleaded guilty in exchange for a lighter sentence.

The Argus Leader reports 28-year-old Heriberto Perez-Torres pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and possession of a controlled substance on Friday.

As part of a plea bargain, Judge Natalie Damgaard capped Perez-Torres’ potential sentence at 25 years in the January death of 37-year-old Jeremy Flynn.

Sentencing is set for next month.

A court affidavit says the Torres was dating Flynn’s ex-girlfriend. Torres told police he went to meet Flynn and that the two began to fight and wrestled over a handgun.

The affidavit says Torres told police he punched Flynn in the groin, shot him, dropped the gun and drove away.