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Austin, MN (KROC-AM News) - An Austin man has been sentenced to just over seven years in prison for a shooting and stabbing that occurred this summer.

31-year-old Raul Zavala Jr. earlier entered into a plea agreement and admitted to first and second-degree assault charges. In exchange, a first-degree attempted murder charge was dropped.

Mower County Sheriff's Office photo
Mower County Sheriff's Office photo

He was accused of stabbing a man in the back and shoulder during a fight at an Austin residence on June 21st. the criminal complaint says the altercation broke out when Zavala fired a gun in the direction of a family member and the stabbing victim responded by hitting Zavala on the head with a beer bottle.

In addition to the prison sentence, Zavala has been ordered to pay nearly $50,000 in restitution.

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