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Man Gets 1 Year in Jail, 3 Years Probation for Robbery, Shooting in San Bruno

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A South San Francisco resident was sentenced Wednesday to three years of probation after pleading no contest to two felony charges stemming from a drug-related robbery where one person was shot and wounded, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said Thursday. Prosecutors said Oceanic Jounce Latu, 25, and an accomplice arranged to purchase one pound of marijuana from a person they didn’t know in San Bruno on May 10, 2013. Latu and his accomplice arrived by car and confronted two people at gunpoint, prosecutors said.

During the altercation, prosecutors said one of the two victims was shot multiple times, although Wagstaffe said that person survived and has since recovered. Prosecutors said Latu and the accomplice escaped with cash and a phone belonging to one of the victims. Latu agreed to plea no contest to felony charges of robbery and possession of marijuana in exchange for one year in county prison, and three years of supervised probation, prosecutors said. Since Latu has already served 485 days in jail, he was released on probation, Wagstaffe said.

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