Cuomo Aide Dies After Being Shot at NYC Parade

Cuomo Aide Dies After Being Shot at NYC Parade

Carey Gabay, 43, lawyer and aide to Gov. Cuomo, was pronounced braindead after being caught in the crossfire of a gang-related shooting at the J’Ouvert Parade in NYC. (Judy Sanders/AP Photo)


NEW YORK (CBS News) – An aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo who was shot in the crossfire between two gangs hours before the city’s West Indian Day parade died Wednesday, police said.

Carey Gabay, a first deputy general counsel at the Empire State Development Corp., was shot in the head during a pre-dawn party celebrating the parade earlier this month. He was hospitalized and placed into a medically induced coma.

Earlier Wednesday, his family announced he had been declared brain dead.

“Our family is grieving that a man in the prime of his life who has impacted so many lives could be struck down by such a callous act,” the family said in a statement. “This is a nightmare that’s shaken our resolve and tested our faith.”

Cuomo called Gabay, a 43-year-old Harvard University-educated lawyer, “the epitome of an outstanding public servant.”