Man sentenced to 15 years for Waterloo shooting

WATERLOO, Iowa— A 37-year-old Waterloo man was sentenced to 15 years in prison on gun charges after he shot a man in 2019.

Alberto Quinto-Pascual shot Alejandro Franco at a Waterloo apartment and Franco later died from his injuries. Quinto-Pascual was not charged with murder but was sentenced Friday in federal court on gun charges, in a move the increased his sentence.

Quinto-Pascual is a citizen of Mexico, and will likely be deported following his prison time. Prosecutors said the two men met at a bar and then went to a house, where Quinto-Pascual shot Franco. Quinto-Pascual told police Franco shot himself.

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