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Kenneth Ortega admits to role in shooting in Bethlehem

By Katie Shank, Senior Producer, KShank@wfmz.com
Published On: Aug 01 2013 07:00:00 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 02 2013 04:59:15 PM CDT

A Northampton County man has reached a plea deal in a shooting in Bethlehem.

EASTON, Pa. -

A Northampton County man has reached a plea deal in a shooting in Bethlehem.

Kenneth Ortega pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and related charges, according to court documents. In exchange, attempted homicide charges were dropped.

Ortega shot a man in the leg near the Marvine-Pembroke housing project in Bethlehem in January, police said.

The victim survived. Ortega was arrested several days later in Florida.