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Carey Gabay Killer Found Guilty Of Manslaughter

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Kenny Bazile was convicted Thursday of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree manslaughter in connection with the 2015 killing of Carey Gabay, a former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Gabay was hit in the head by a stray bullet on a Brooklyn street in 2015. Prosecutors say a turf war between two gangs sparked the shooting, which happened hours before the annual West Indian Day parade.

A block in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn where Gabay once lived has been renamed in his honor.

Five men faced charges in the killing.

Gabay was a Harvard-educated lawyer who served as first deputy general counsel at the Empire State Development Corp.

"Carey was an inspiring public servant whose life was cut short by senseless gun violence. I commend the men and women of law enforcement for their relentless pursuit of justice and thank the prosecutors for their work in honoring Carey's legacy," Cuomo said in a statement. "Nothing can bring Carey back to his wife Trenelle, his family and all those who loved him, but I hope this guilty verdict gives them some comfort that justice has been served. Carey will be forever missed."

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