SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – A 20-year-old has pleaded guilty to intentional murder in court on Tuesday morning.
Nicholas Khan has admitted that he fatally shot William Riddick during a high-speed car chase on November 13, 2013 near the Mont Pleasant Middle School.
Khan's guilty plea was part of a negotiation calling for a life sentence in State Prison with a possibility of parole after 20 years.
Prosecutors say Khan, along with his girlfriend Tashiana Keller, were initially the victims of a robbery committed by several men including Riddick. The men allegedly lured Khan, a marijuana dealer, into an ambush by ordering drugs from him and jumping him when he arrived to the area for delivery.
The robbers allegedly pistol-whipped Khan and forced his girlfriend out of the car at gunpoint. The men allegedly stole the car.
Khan and Gilbert Williams, 20 then went looking for Khan's car and the robbers, according to officials. When they spotted the car, Khan fire multiple shots out the car window eventually killing Riddick.
Riddick was 24-years-old at the time of his shooting death.
Riddick was behind the wheel of a car when he was shot in the head and he lost control of the vehicle, running into a fence near a field on the Mont Pleasant Middle School property and then stopped in a nearby parking lot.
The Albany man was found in his vehicle around midnight in the area of 1121 Forest Road. A second man in the vehicle suffered from minor injuries.
Williams was arrested and pled guilty to first degree manslaughter.
Khan's sentencing has been scheduled for April 25, 2014.