Newport teenager to prison for shooting man during fight

NEWPORT, Maine (WABI) - A Newport teenager who shot a man during a fight is going to prison for three years.

18-year-old Nathan Wheeler pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated assault and reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon.

He was arrested in June after an altercation at Gilman's trailer park along the New Road.

Police say some people there were drinking when a fight with baseball bats broke out.

Police broke it up but about an hour later, Wheeler shot a 27-year-old man in the leg.

Wheeler took off and was found hiding at his grandmother's house.