Hempstead Man Convicted of Murder

A Hempstead man was convicted Wednesday of shooting a 23-year-old man to death four years ago.

A Nassau County jury found Michael Gibson guilty of second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

“This defendant stopped his car, approached a bar fight with a gun drawn, shot and killed a man, then tried to run from his crime,” Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said.

Prosecutors said the 35-year-old gunman shot and killed Joseph Bolling following a fight outside the Seduccion night club at 3 a.m. on Sept. 3, 2011.

The victim was taken to Winthrop-University Hospital, where he died. Authorities apprehended Gibson in North Carolina three months later.

Gibson faces up to 25 years to life in prison when he’s sentenced July 16 before Judge Jerald Carter.