Suspect sentenced to three life sentences in 2018 deadly shooting at Jammerz Bar in Globe

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Posted at 4:50 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 18:58:05-05

GLOBE, AZ — The Globe Police Department says the lone suspect involved in a deadly shooting at Jammerz Bar in 2018 in Globe, has been sentenced to three natural life sentences in prison.

Globe police say the shooting occurred at the Jammerz bar near Ash Street and Hackney Avenue on November 11, 2018. Around 10:30 p.m., police say 22-year-old Sterling Hunt walked in and opened fire inside the bar.

Police tell ABC15 four people were shot during the incident and two of those people, a 22-year-old man, and a 44-year-old woman, were killed at the scene.

Several days later, 22-year-old Ashley Sanchez passed away at the hospital.

Police said the man killed was Daniel Albo, and the 44-year-old-woman was Cristi Licano.

Family members said Licano worked at Jammerz but was not working at the time of the shooting.

Hunt was taken into custody after the shooting on unrelated charges at the time but was believed to be the only suspect involved in the deadly shooting.

In February of 2021, Hunt pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder, and aggravated assault.

After discussions with the survivors and family of those killed in the shooting, a plea deal was agreed upon if Hunt would plead guilty, to avoid the possibility of the death penalty.

"Although seemingly closed and a successfully prosecuted, there can never be enough justice brought to the victims and their families. This senseless event will forever alter the history of their lives and this community," the Globe Police Department said in a statement Tuesday.