- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

MAPLETON, Iowa (AP) - A man has been sentenced to five years in prison after authorities say he shot another man in western Iowa.

The Sioux City Journal (https://bit.ly/1TQgyXx ) reported Tuesday that 23-year-old Joshua Beam had pleaded guilty in September to reckless use of a firearm for the Dec. 16, 2014, shooting of Eric Franco.

Monona County court documents say Beam and Franco had been drinking in a Mapleton home and began wrestling. The documents say that Beam fired three shots during the altercation, and that one of the rounds struck Franco. Franco was not seriously injured.

Beam was sentenced to seven years in prison in January in an unrelated case of willful injury and assault while displaying a dangerous weapon. He pleaded guilty in that case.

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