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Police search for man wanted for questioning in connection with shooting of Gov. Cuomo aide

Sketch released by the NYPD on Thursday, Sept.

Sketch released by the NYPD on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, of a man being sought for questioning in the shooting of Carey Gabay, an aide to Gov. Cuomo. Gabay, who was struck in the head, remained in critical condition. Photo Credit: NYPD

Police were searching for a man Thursday in connection with the shooting of a 43-year-old aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo over the weekend during pre-West Indian Day celebrations.

Investigators released a sketch of the man on Wednesday night who is wanted for questioning. The man, who is described as about 19 to 20 years old and wearing a Jamaican flag around his neck, was identified by witnesses at the scene, police said.

Carey Gabay, a first deputy general counsel at Empire State Development, was shot in the head early Monday by an apparent stray bullet during the J'ouvert festivities. Gabay was in a coma and in critical condition, his family said Tuesday.

The shooting appeared to be gang-related, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has said.

Police were offering a $12,500 reward for information on the shooting.


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