Hubbard fired 15 shots across South Front Street on the night of Aug. 29, 2018 hitting and killing Gilbert. Another teen was also struck and recovered.
The shooting was part of ongoing gang violence in Hamilton that started with a fatal shootout at the former Doubles bar in July 2016, investigators said.
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A co-defendant, Kameron Tunstall, 19, was found guilty of multiple counts of murder and felonious assault after a four-day trial and sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 21 years. Tunstall provided the 9mm Glock to Hubbard that he used to fire at opposing gang members. Bullets struck Gilbert and Datorion Burns, who survived, according to courtroom evidence.
At sentencing, Hubbard offered an apology, asking if he could turn and face the courtroom and his cousin’s family.
“From the jump, I never intended to cause anyone their life, let alone my little cousin,” Hubbard said. “At the time I was caught up on the moment and wasn’t fully aware of who was around nor was I thinking of the outcome. I will not do this time, I will use this time to better myself.”