- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 27, 2018

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state man convicted for a deadly shooting has been sentenced to more than 21 years in prison.

The News Tribune reports 41-year-old Donald Bango was sentenced Friday after he was found guilty last year of second-degree murder, criminal impersonation and tampering with a witness.

Prosecutors say Bango shot 33-year-old Jeffrey Shaw in December 2015 while trying to rob him outside a Tacoma convenience store. Bango had met with Shaw to buy heroin.

Bango’s family told the court that he turned to drugs after he ran out of pain killers to treat his combat injuries.

Defense attorney Robert Quillian says Bango was honorably discharged from the military.

Bango apologized to the Shaw family in court, saying “poor decisions led to Mr. Shaw and myself meeting that night.”

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Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com

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