Man sentenced for 2015 shooting death in Topeka

February 15, 2019 - 8:03 pm

A man has been sentenced to more than a decade in prison for a fatal shooting in 2015.

Fernando Diaz, 26, was sentenced Friday for involuntary manslaughter in the death of Christopher Galvan, 22.

Topeka police responding to a call of a vehicle crash in east Topeka found Galvan inside a car suffering from a gunshot wound. He died three days later.

Diaz fled to Mexico, where he was arrested in September 2018. He originally was charged with second-degree murder.

Diaz was sentenced to about 10½ years. That will be served consecutively with a 2014 case in which Diaz pleaded guilty to aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, fleeing and interference with a law enforcement officer.

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