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Holyoke Man Pleads Guilty to Shooting 5-Year-Old and His Father

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HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) — A Holyoke man will serve time in prison after pleading guilty to a March shooting that injured a boy and his father.

22-year-old Brian Marrero of Holyoke pleaded guilty Monday in Hampden County Superior Court in Springfield to one count of assault and battery with dangerous weapon and illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Prosecutors say that Marrero shot 26-year-old Reynaldo Diaz and his 5-year-old son in March, while they were standing near the intersection of Summer Street and Lyman Street in Holyoke.

Diaz and the boy both received non-life threatening injuries.

Following the plea, Marrero was sentenced to seven to ten years in prison.