Kervin Jackson, 30, was automatically sentenced to life in prison Wednesday evening by Criminal Court Judge Bobby Carter.
According to testimony, 20-year-old Taumarein Covington was seated at a kitchen table when Jackson pulled a handgun and shot him several times.
The incident occurred on Jan. 13 last year in the 4000 block of Villagreen Drive.
Jackson was arrested nearby a short time later with the loaded handgun on his side, three additional magazines with eight-bullets each in his pocket and 18 bullets in a towel in another pocket.
The case was handled by assistant district attorneys Paul Goodman and Muriel Malone.