CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn -- (WPIX) -- An arrest has been made in the death of Carey Gabay, an aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo who was shot during last year’s J’ouvert Festival in Crown Heights, according to Brooklyn district attorney’s office.
Micah Alleyne faces charges of murder, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a firearm in connection with the slaying, officials said. He was arrested Thursday.
Gabay, a 43-year-old expectant father, was walking with his brother near the West Indian Day Parade route just before 4 a.m. Sept. 7, when gunfire erupted. Gabay was struck in the head and rushed to a hospital, where he died nine days later.
In the months since Gabay’s death, police have released photos of individuals wanted for questioning and a reward for information leading to an arrest has grown to $22,500, but no arrests have been made until now. It was not immediately known whether a tip led to Alleyne’s arrest.
In March, investigators asked for the public’s help to identify three men and a woman possibly connected to the shooting.