Cuomo Aide Hit by Stray Bullet Is Dead

Carey Gabay was struck while on a Brooklyn street
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 16, 2015 4:54 PM CDT
Updated Sep 16, 2015 9:40 PM CDT
In this photo taken Dec. 12, 2011, and provided by the New York Governor’s Office, Carey Gabay, first deputy general counsel at the Empire State Development Corporation, is shown.   (Judy Sanders/New York Governor’s Office via AP)

(Newser) – The aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo who was hit by a stray bullet during gang-related gunfire last week died tonight, reports NBC New York. Attorney Carey Gabay, 43, was walking on a street in Brooklyn early on Sept. 7 when he was hit; the shooter remains on the loose. Earlier today, the family announced that Gabay had been declared brain dead, and he was subsequently taken off a respirator, reports USA Today. "Today we are all incredibly saddened by the news from Carey Gabay’s family,” Cuomo said in a statement. “I ask that all New Yorkers please join me in keeping both Carey and his family in their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”

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