"High School Musical" star sentenced to 18 months in jail

After Martin got involved in a shootout in Boston, he tried running away from the cops by pointing a gun at the officers but he was chased and captured.

Justin Martin

“High School Musical"star Justin Martin will be behind bars for 18 months after pleading guilty to gun charges in court yesterday Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

Back in July, 2015. Martin got involved in a shootout in Boston, he tried running away from the police by pointing a gun at the officers but he was chased and captured.

After his capture, the actor was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building.

TMZ reports, Martin will get one year probation, during which he has to lay off drugs and booze and stay away from the scene of the crime.

Martins, co-starred in "High School Musical 3" alongside Zac Efron, he also acted alongside Denzel Washington's Flight and The Soloist with Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr.

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