A Youngstown man will spend 21 years to life behind bars after his sentencing for a 2017 murder.

A Mahoning County judge sentenced Jermaine Tubbs, 28, Wednesday afternoon.

The ruling comes after last April's shooting death of 52-year-old Michael Brooks.

Investigators found that Tubbs shot Brooks during a fight at an apartment complex on the 200 block of Dupont Street.

The judge said the act was senseless and uncalled for, saying the victim did nothing to justify Tubbs' actions.

On the count of murder, the judge sentenced Tubbs to 15 years to life in prison, a life sentence with possible parole after 15 years. He was also sentenced to three years in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.

On the count of having a weapon under disability, Tubbs was sentenced to three years in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.

All of the sentences are to be served consecutively.