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(KSL News) A man charged with shooting his co-worker with a nail gun has pleaded guilty to reduced charges.
Pedro Contreras was originally charged with first-degree attempted murder after he allegedly shot Mario Padilla of Kearns in the neck and lower back on a construction site in Saratoga Springs.
He fled the scene and was arrested in Lehi the next day.
Yesterday Contreras pleaded guilty to a third-degree felony charge of aggravated assault.
Contreras' lawyer says her client insists the incident was an accident and says he ran from the site because he was scared.