A 20-year-old Pasco man took a plea deal Tuesday for his role in a gang-related shooting at Chiawana Park in Pasco this past summer.
Carlos Salcedo-Valdivia pleaded guilty to reduced second-degree assault with a deadly weapon and three counts of second-degree reckless endangerment.
He previously had been charged with first-degree assault, first-degree unlawful possession of a gun and rioting, along with the three reckless endangerment counts, which are gross misdemeanors.
Salcedo-Valdivia is expected to be sentenced next week in Franklin County Superior Court. Prosecutors agreed to recommended a two-year prison term on the assault charge and 30 days for reckless endangerment.
Salcedo-Valdivia was with a group of gang members who confronted Ronnie Lopez of Pasco at a barbecue in Chiawana Park on Aug. 1.
After reportedly throwing gang signs at Lopez, a member of the group jumped him and started punching him, documents said.
Lopez, who had a concealed weapons permit, pulled out his pistol but it had no round in the chamber, documents said. David Reyes then fired at Lopez several times, and Lopez chambered a round and fired back, hitting Reyes twice.
Reyes pleaded guilty in December to second-degree assault and three counts of reckless endangerment but has yet to be sentenced.