PHOENIX - A man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for his part in an officer-involved shooting last year that left another man dead.
Jose Luis Chacon, 20, had previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the case.
The officer-involved shooting took place outside a north Phoenix bar in April 2013 .
According to police, an off-duty officer remained after the Hurricane Bay nightclub closed to provide security for employees.
As the officer and two employees left the bar, they saw two people in the bed of the officer’s pickup truck trying to remove a small refrigerator.
The suspects got into an SUV parked nearby and the officer and employees ran toward it, where they saw two passengers and the driver pointing weapons at them.
The officer, who was not wearing his uniform shirt, identified himself as a police officer and gave the suspects several commands for them to drop their weapons.
The SUV started to back up with the suspects continuing to aim their weapons and the officer, fearing for the safety of the employees and his own, fired multiple shots at the suspects.
The employee, who was armed, heard the gunshots and thought he was being fired upon. He also fired shots at the suspects.
The manager, who was unarmed, called 911.
The driver got out of the SUV and collapsed to the ground where he died, police said.
The second suspect was taken to the hospital was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.
The third suspect, Chacon, admitted to shooting a rifle during the incident, according to police.
The officer and employees were not injured.
While searching the vehicle, police found two handguns and two rifles.
Chacon was booked into jail for first-degree murder during the commission of a crime. He later pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.