CROWN HEIGHTS – Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced on Wednesday that three gang members have been sentenced in connection with the shooting death of Governor Cuomo aide, Carey Gabay, during J’Ouvert celebrations in 2015.
Twenty-six-year-old Micah Alleyne, of Jamaica, Queens was convicted of second-degree manslaughter and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He was sentenced yesterday to 20 to 30 years in prison.
Thirty-three-year-old Kenny Bazile, of Canarsie, was convicted of the same charges as Alleyne and sentenced to 20 to 25 years.
Twenty-seven-year-old Stanley Elianor, of Brownsville, was convicted of first-degree reckless endangerment and sentenced to three and a half to seven years in prison.
Previously, another defendant, twenty-three-year-old Tyshawn Crawford, pleaded guilty to charges relating to Gabay’s shooting in exchange for a 14 year prison sentence, while a fifth man, twenty-six-year-old Keith Luncheon, was cleared of all charges.
Gabay was caught in the crossfire between two gangs, Folk Nation and “8-Trey” Crips, in the early morning of September 7, 2015 on Bedford Avenue in front of the Ebbets Field Houses in Crown Heights. At the time of the shooting, the surrounding streets were filled with hundreds of people celebrating J’Ouvert.
Gabay, a former assistant counsel to Governor Cuomo, was struck in the head by a bullet and died a week later. He was 43.
In July, Gabay’s family expressed disappointment in the courtroom when a jury cleared Alleyne and Elianor of murder charges and convicted them of manslaughter and reckless endangerment instead.
“In Brooklyn, we will continue to fight against senseless gang violence that in this instance led to the tragic death of Carey Gabay, an innocent, bright young man with a loving family and a promising future,” Brooklyn District Attorney Gonzalez said in a statement. “I hope that Mr. Gabay’s family is able to take some solace in the measure of justice delivered with today’s sentences.”