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updated: 5/15/2014 3:36 PM

Des Plaines man gets 33 years in prison for 2010 shooting

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A Des Plaines man convicted in March of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm was sentenced to 33 years in prison, court records show.

Joseph Lazar, 25, was also convicted of discharge of a firearm related to the December 2010 shooting, court records show. He was sentenced last week to 10 years in prison on that charge, which he will serve concurrently with the other two.

Police say Lazar and several other people got into an argument outside Lazar's home in the 1000 block of East Stockton Avenue one afternoon in early December 2010.

After three people drove off in a car, Lazar pulled out a gun and fired at the occupants, striking the driver, an 18-year-old from Schaumburg, police said.

The victim drove to a nearby gas station where he called for help, said police, who said that Lazar admitted his involvement in the shooting.

Lazar received credit for 863 days in custody. He must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.

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