- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 24, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The only person arrested after a fatal shootout at a graduation party has pleaded guilty to numerous charges and accepted a 25-year sentence.

Zachary Gibson, now 22, pleaded guilty Monday after prosecutors reduced a murder charge to aggravated assault.

Gibson also pleaded guilty to five counts of attempted second-degree murder and to possessing a firearm after a felony conviction.

His lawyers tell Nola.com ‘ The Times-Picayune (https://bit.ly/2j765s7 ) that ballistics proved Gibson’s gun was not the one that killed 15-year-old Tremaine Robinson nearly three years ago

Gibson told Robinson’s parents that he’s sorry. Germaine and Toya Robinson said outside the courtroom that they accepted the apology.

Defense attorney Sarah Chervinsky says Robinson was behind Gibson, and Gibson shot in self-defense after two other people shot at him.

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Information from: The Times-Picayune, https://www.nola.com

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