Man shot by police sentenced to 5 years behind bars

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A man shot by Albuquerque Police last summer was sentenced Thursday for the fear he spread through an Albuquerque neighborhood before the shooting. 

It all started when police say a homeowner spotted 25-year-old Jacob Pacheco on surveillance video in his home last May. 

He took off when police got there, first trying to steal a car with a woman inside. 

He was shot by officers when he raised a gun at them. 

Pacheco pleaded guilty to assault on a peace officer and aggravated burglary in January. 

During sentencing Thursday, Pacheco said he was ready to accept the consequences for his actions. 

“I know I could say sorry a million times, but for the last seven years I’ve always said sorry when I messed up, but today I’m not going to say sorry because sorry can’t change what I’ve done,” Pacheco said. 

Judge Briana Zamora said she recognized the changes he has made since his arrest, but still called the incident horrific, sentencing him to five years behind bars. 

He faced 12. 

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