A 20-year-old man pleaded guilty Thursday to manslaughter in a shooting last August in Santa Ana and was immediately sentenced to more than six years in prison.

Gilbert Zamora pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, carrying a loaded stolen firearm in public, both felonies, and a misdemeanor count of street terrorism. He was sentenced to six years and eight months in prison.

Zamora, who was charged last year with murder with a sentencing enhancement for gang activity, but agreed to the lesser charge in a plea bargain, fatally shot Joseph Marcelino Garcia, 35, about 1:15 p.m., Aug. 22 of last year, at 813 S. Flintridge Drive, according to Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.

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