Judge: Shooter gets 27 to 55 years in state prison

Michael Spencer, 34, was sentenced to 27 1/2 to 55 years in state prison for attempted homicide and other charges related to shooting into a crowd outside of Club Imbibe and hitting five people on April 18, 2015.

On the night of the shooting, Spencer had gotten into an altercation with Tyree Green at the club.

After Green threatened Spencer, Spencer left the club with Adrian Stafford and returned with a .380-caliber handgun, opening fire as patrons exited the building.

Spencer shot six times, injuring five people.

Although Green — his intended target — and his brother, Tyrone, were among the crowd of people, they were not hit.

Following a four-day trial in July, Spencer was found guilty of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, possession of firearm prohibited, firearms not to be carried without a license, simple assault and possession of a weapon.

“We will be filing post-sentencing motions evaluating the case more and will work on filing an appeal,” said Greta Davis, assistant public defender.

Spencer was sentenced by Judge Marc F. Lovecchio.