Man who shot suspected car thief sentenced

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man, who shot another man for breaking into his car, is headed to federal prison.

Pete Chavez, 36, was sentenced to seven years behind bars on Wednesday.

Chavez was arrested back in September when police responded to the La Quinta Inn on San Antonio.

Albuquerque police says Chavez told them he shot someone during an attempted break-in.

Charges were filed after it was discovered Chavez was a felon and not supposed to own a gun.

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