Elko Man Gets Up to 13 Years in Shooting of Friend

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

ELKO, Nev. (AP) - A 27-year-old Elko man has been sentenced to up to 13 years in prison for shooting his friend in the stomach on an Elko street in January.

Byran Paige originally was charged with attempted murder in the shooting of James Corgan II. He was convicted in August of battery with the use of a deadly weapon resulting substantial bodily harm.

Corgan survived the gunshot wound to his abdomen.

Paige claimed he was acting in self-defense. The Elko Daily Free Press reports he confronted Corgan in a dispute over ownership of tires, rims and a laptop.

Corgan admitted during his trial he's been a meth addict since he was 13 years old.

District Judge Nancy Porter said at Monday's sentencing he'll be eligible for parole in about three years.

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