A Hempstead man was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years to life in prison for fatally shooting a 23-year-old man four years ago.

Michael Gibson was convicted of second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon in June at Nassau County court.

The 35-year-old gunman shot and killed Joseph Bolling, also of Hempstead, 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.

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Timothy Bolger is the Editor in Chief of the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.