Barrow admitted at trial that he pulled out a gun and fired during the fracas at Club New York on Dec. 27, 1999.

Before handing down the sentence, state Supreme Court Justice Charles Solomon called Barrow smart, talented and charitable but said he couldn’t lose sight of the fact that Barrow had fired a gun in a nightclub “as crowded as a subway in rush hour.”

Barrow, 22, was charged with first-degree assault, gun possession and reckless endangerment. His co-defendants – Combs and his bodyguard, Anthony “Wolf” Jones – were acquitted of bribery and gun possession.

While holding the hand of one of his lawyers, Barrow recited the Lord’s Prayer and then apologized to the court and his victims. He told Solomon that he was not a threat to society and ask for leniency.