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Plea deal reached in drunken shooting death of Wisconsin Rapids man

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Gavel & Stryker, made from Cherry & Ash, sold to Whitney Hoffman. By KeithBurtis (Flickr: Gavel & Stryker) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Gavel & Stryker, made from Cherry & Ash, sold to Whitney Hoffman. By KeithBurtis (Flickr: Gavel & Stryker) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI (WTAQ) - A judge in central Wisconsin accepted a plea deal Thursday for a Wisconsin Rapids area man accused of shooting his best friend to death while drunk.

22-year-old Tyler Enkro pleaded no contest in Wood County to a felony charge of homicide by intoxicated use of a firearm.

A companion charge of homicide with a prohibited blood alcohol level was dropped.

Enkro is scheduled to be sentenced May 13th.

Prosecutors said he called 911 after he shot 31-year-old Nick Hoffman of Wisconsin Rapids in the neck in December of 2011.

Hoffman died a short time later at a Marshfield hospital. Enkro’s blood alcohol level was point-17 at the time – that was more than twice the legal intoxication limit.

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