A Flushing man was sentenced to 11-and-a-half years in prison for wounding an off-duty correction officer during a shootout in Queens Village in the summer of 2022, according to the Queens District Attorney’s Office.
Mark Gibbs, 24, of Parsons Boulevard, pleaded guilty last month to criminal possession of a weapon. His co-defendant, Sevaughn Green, is awaiting sentencing.
According to the charges, at approximately 8:03 p.m. on the night of July 3, 2022, David Donegan, an off-duty correction officer, observed an altercation in the intersection of 214th Place and Jamaica Avenue in Queens Village and saw Green approach a man and attempt to punch him in the face. Green then walked up to Gibbs and retrieved a gun from Gibbs’ waistband. As Donegan attempted to break up the altercation, Gibbs pulled out a gun from his crossbody bag and began firing at Donegan.
Donegan turned to run away and was hit in the back of his calf. He then drew his licensed firearm and returned fire, striking Gibbs three times in the torso, according to the charges. Gibbs fell to the ground. Green crouched down near him and shot at Donegan. Donegan returned fire, striking Green in the leg.
EMS responded to the crime scene and rushed Donegan to North Shore University Hospital. Gibbs and Green were transported to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center for treatment. No pedestrians were wounded during the shootout.
“This kind of reckless gun violence has absolutely no place on our streets and we will not let up in our efforts to end it,” Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said. “We applaud Correction Officer Donegan’s extraordinary bravery and commitment to protecting us.”
Queens Supreme Court Justice Gia Morris sentenced Gibbs to 11-and-a-half years in prison to be followed by five years of post-release supervision. Green, 21, of Dewitt Avenue in Brooklyn, is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 11.