NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Police have made an arrest in the shooting death of Carey Gabay, an aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo who was killed last year.
On Sept. 7 of last year, Gabay was gunned down in the street during festivities leading up to the West Indian Day Parade. He was walking with his brother near the Brooklyn parade route at 3:40 a.m. when he was shot. He died on Sept. 15.
Gabay, a Harvard-educated lawyer, served as first deputy general counsel at the Empire State Development Corp.
A stretch of Clinton Avenue in Brooklyn was renamed for him after his killing.
Back in March, police released four pictures of people wanted for questioning.
On Thursday, police announced the arrest of Queens resident Micah Alleyne.
Alleyne, 24, is allegedly the man who pulled the trigger. He faces murder, criminal possession of a firearm and reckless endangerment charges.
"Carey Gabay was an exemplary public servant who lost his life in a senseless tragedy," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. "Today's arrest is a major step forward in the pursuit of justice for Carey's family and loved ones. I commend the investigators and prosecutors for their tireless efforts to ensure those responsible for Carey's death are held fully accountable for their actions."
A $22,500 reward had been offered with $2,500 coming from Crime Stoppers for an arrest and indictment, $10,000 from the NYPD for arrest and conviction, and $10,000 from the mayor's office for arrest and conviction.
Anyone with information regarding this incident has been asked to contact the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA(74782). The Public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577.
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