WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The driver involved in the shooting death of 23-year-old Yonkers resident and Oakland Athletics baseball prospect Michael Nolan was sentenced in Westchester County Court on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, Mount Vernon resident Garth O’Neil was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to a felony charge of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in relation to the shooting that left Nolan with a bullet in his head outside of a Burger King on Central Park Avenue.
Last year, O’Neil’s co-conspirators, Bronx natives Nashaun Hunter, 18, Tejmitra Singh, 23 and Darren Dawson 19, were all sentenced to prison time after pleading guilty to violent felony charges.
Shortly after 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 18 last year, Nolan was standing outside of his Mercedes in the parking lot at the Burger King when six shots rang out of the Toyota Camry being driven by O’Neil, with one of the bullets striking Nolan in the head.
Nolan was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, where he was put into a medical coma before being declared dead on Oct. 9.
The Yonkers Police Department and Westchester County District Attorney’s office launched an investigation that determined that the shooting was “in retaliation for the beating of an individual known to the suspects and related to events that took place during a drag race two nights prior.”