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Guilty plea entered in La. trooper's shooting

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Posted: Nov 16, 2010 6:32 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Baton Rouge, plea, guilty, attempted manslaughter, shooting, trooper, traffic stop, St. Martin Parish

ST. MARTINVILLE - A Baton Rouge man has pleaded guilty to an attempted manslaughter charge in the 2007 shooting of a state trooper during a traffic stop in St. Martin Parish.

Tyrone Mack was accused of shooting Trooper Frank Garcia in the hip with Garcia's gun after the trooper stopped Mack's vehicle on Interstate 10 for a moving violation.

Mack entered a guilty plea to attempted manslaughter and a charge of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Cedars said Mack will face a possible maximum sentence of up to 35 years in prison when he is sentenced Dec. 21.

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