NEW YORK, United States, Tuesday May 31, 2016 – Nine months after the shooting death of an aide to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo at last year’s pre-West Indian Day Parade event, J’Ouvert, a man who police say is from Trinidad has been charged with the murder.
Micah Alleyne, 23, was arraigned last Friday on charges of murder in the second degree, criminal possession of a weapon, and reckless endangerment in the September 7, 2015 shootout that killed 43-year-old Carey Gabay.
He confessed to firing a weapon at the parade event and was ordered held without bail.
Today’s arrest is a major step forward in the pursuit of justice for Carey Gabay’s family and loved ones. https://t.co/D5Y6Ch5N1x
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) May 27, 2016
Police say the shooting was gang related and Gabay, the son of Jamaican immigrants, was an innocent bystander who got caught in the crossfire. Prosecutors have indicated that more arrests are coming.
Prior to Alleyne’s arrest, police released several photos and a video of suspects. At least four other people are wanted for questioning in the fatal shooting.
“We will continue to press forward until we hold everyone responsible for his death accountable,” Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson said in a statement.
In honor of Gabay, a street near his home in Clinton Hill was recently been renamed Carey Gabay Way.
Following Alleyne’s arrest, Governor Cuomo described Gabay as “an exemplary public servant who lost his life in a senseless tragedy”, and he commended the investigators and prosecutors for their “tireless efforts to ensure those responsible for Carey’s death are held fully accountable for their actions”.