CROWN HEIGHTS — A fifth man has been identified by police in connection with a gang-related Labor Day shooting that left an aide to Governor Cuomo dead.
The NYPD released a photo of a young man on Tuesday they said was wanted for questioning in regards to the Sept. 7 shooting of 43-year-old Carey Gabay, who was general counsel at the Empire State Development Corp.
The photo shows the suspect wearing close cropped hair and a dark-colored zip-up sweatshirt.
Gabay was shot in the head outside the Ebbets Field apartments on Bedford Avenue in Crown Heights during the pre-West Indian Day Parade event of J’Ouvert on Labor Day morning. Officials later said the violence was the result of a gang dispute and that Gabay was not the intended target.
He succumbed to his injuries ten days later and was laid to rest in a funeral service on Sept. 26.
The police and the mayor’s office have offered a total of $22,500 for information about the incident that leads to an arrest and conviction, the NYPD said.
No arrests have been made in the shooting, police said.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.