Man found guilty in S. Lake Union shooting
A jury on Wednesday found Kevin Hubbard, 24, guilty of three counts of attempted first-degree murder for ambushing and shooting three men outside a South Lake Union nightclub.
Seattle Times staff reporter
After less than a day of deliberations, a King County Superior Court jury on Wednesday found Kevin Hubbard guilty of three counts of attempted first-degree murder for ambushing and shooting three men with an assault rifle outside a South Lake Union nightclub in January 2012.
Jurors also returned special verdicts for firearm enhancements on each count.
Hubbard, 24, was also charged with two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm — one count for possessing the assault rifle used in the shooting outside the Citrus Lounge, and one for possessing a gun at the time of his arrest in May 2012. Those counts were severed from the charges heard by the jury and will be resolved at a later date.
A sentencing date has not been scheduled.
King County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Julie Kline said during closing arguments on Tuesday that Hubbard’s “bruised ego” after a brawl inside the nightclub prompted him to retrieve an assault rifle from the trunk of his car, lie in wait for three men who were associated with those involved in the bar fight, then fire off at least 25 rounds in 10 seconds, critically injuring the men.
One victim’s leg was amputated and another’s colon was removed as a result of the shooting.
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