A 23-year-old Omaha man has been sentenced to up to 12 years in prison for shooting a lifelong friend last year during an argument.


Michael Overgaard was sentenced to eight to 12 years on Wednesday in Douglas County District Court for the February, 2013 shooting of Paul Gordon.


Gordon testified that before the shooting, he restrained Overgaard to keep him from hurting someone else at a party.  Gordon says he and Overgaard had been drinking and were wrestling when Overgaard grabbed an SKS rifle and shot Gordon in the abdomen.


Overgaard will be eligible for parole in four to six years.