Elko man gets 16 years for July shooting downtown

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Updated: 2/26/2014 12:35 pm

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A 26-year-old Elko man who held police at bay during a two-hour standoff in July has been sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison in connection with a shooting at a home near downtown.

Martin Carrillo originally was charged with attempted murder but that charge was dropped as part of a plea-bargain agreement in January when he pleaded guilty to battery with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by an ex-felon.

Police say Carrillo shot Chauna Cota in the leg on July 6. The Elko Daily Free Press reports Cota testified at Monday's sentencing hearing his leg had to be amputated below the knee.

Judge Al Kacin said the shooting in broad daylight near the downtown corridor is the "sort of lawless conduct" that requires tough sentencing.

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