Man gets prison term for shooting, wounding 2 NMSU students

New Mexico State University

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – A man accused of shooting and wounding two New Mexico State University students in 2014 has been sentenced to 13 ½ years in prison.

Prosecutors say 25-year-old Philip Zaman was sentenced Wednesday.

Five months ago, Zaman pleaded no contest to attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, negligent use of a firearm and criminal damage to property.

Zaman was an NMSU student at the time of the November 2014 shooting at a Las Cruces home near the school’s campus.

He was accused of firing at two other students in a bedroom.

Prosecutors say one victim was shot in the stomach while the other was shot while trying to run away.

A bullet grazed his shoulder, entered his mouth and knocked out several teeth before exiting his cheek. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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