Bronx man sentenced for fatal Nassau nightclub shooting

A judge sentenced a felon who was on parole to 23 years in prison for a fatal nightclub shooting on Long Island.

Tyshaun Phillips, 23, of the Bronx, was part of a group that was thrown out of the Mint nightclub in Garden City after a large fight broke out in March 2014, police said.

He returned to the vestibule with a .40 caliber handgun and fired into a crowd, police said. Two people were wounded. Emmanuel Barnett, 21, died five days later. The second victim was shot in the leg and survived.

"This defendant terrorized a packed nightclub and killed an innocent young man when he wildly shot into the crowd after a fight," Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said in a statement. "Emmanuel Barnett was a promising electrical engineering student at Queensborough Community College when his life was tragically cut short by Phillips and I hope that this sentence will bring a measure of comfort to his family."

Phillips pleaded guilty in June to first-degree manslaughter and first-degree assault, the DA said.

He was on parole for a 2011 felony drug conviction in Queens.

With the AP