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A Brooklyn man has admitted randomly firing a handgun into the air, killing a woman holding her toddler on a street in Albany.

Tyril Jarvis, 21, pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree manslaughter in the death of Glenda "Pam" Jones, 33.

Jarvis was originally charged with second-degree murder, but he pleaded to a lesser charge and avoided a trial that was scheduled to start Monday.

Prosecutors said Jarvis pulled a .38-caliber revolver from his pocket on April 15, 2003, and fired five times into the air to try to scare off a group of young men with whom he had argued the day before.

Jarvis told the judge that he shot in the direction of Jones, although she was not the target. The shot that killed her traveled more than 690 feet, prosecutors said.

Jarvis faces five to 15 years in jail when he is sentenced Jan. 5.

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