Man gets 30 years in prison in 2014 fatal nightclub shooting

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A man convicted in a fatal shooting outside of a Knoxville nightclub in 2014 has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Local media outlets report a Knox County Criminal Court judge sentenced Marquail Patterson of Knoxville on Tuesday.

Patterson was found guilty in July on charges of second-degree murder, attempted reckless endangerment and unlawful possession of a weapon.

The charges stem from the July 2014 attack that killed Adarius Boatwright. Prosecutors say Patterson shot the victim in the courtyard of Studio X. Four other people were also wounded in the shooting.

During his trial, Patterson testified that he shot at Boatwright in self-defense following an earlier dispute the two had.