BROOKLYN — The NYPD released the sketch of a man wanted in connection with the shooting of one of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's staffers before the West Indian Day Parade in Crown Heights.
Carey Gabay, 43, who is the first deputy council at Empire State Development Corp., was critically injured after being shot in the head by a stray bullet after a gang dispute on Bedford Avenue near Montgomery Street at about 3:41 a.m. on Sept. 7, according to the police.
He was taken to Kings County Hospital where he remains in a coma.
Police described the suspect as 19 or 20 years old. They said he had been wearing a white T-shirt, black pants and had a Jamaican flag tied around his neck.
“Our family is thankful for the outpouring of prayers that we’ve received in the aftermath of this senseless violence,” his family said in a statement Tuesday. “Carey has always been an inspiration to all of us and he continues to inspire us with his fight for survival.”
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES), then entering TIP577.