3 suspects indicted in the shooting death of Gov. Cuomo’s aide

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. Gabay, an aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was fighting for his life Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, a day after being caught in the crossfire between two gangs in Brooklyn. Gabay was shot in the head during a pre-dawn party Monday, celebrating the West Indian Day parade. (Judy Sanders/New York Governor’s Office via AP)

BROOKYLN, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office says three suspects have been indicted in the death of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s aide last year.

Carey Gabay was killed during a gun battle between warring gangs on Labor Day.

“We can’t have young men who just see each other and decide to make our streets the OK Corral,” District Attorney Ken Thompson on gang violence in Brooklyn said.

The District Attorney announced each are being held equally responsible and have all been indicted for murder.

A fourth suspect has already been indicted for possessing a gun at the scene.

Gov. Cuomo issued this statement:

“Carey Gabay was a dedicated public servant whose life was cut short due to reckless gun violence — tragedy that plagues too many of our communities. With Carey’s help, New York passed the nation’s toughest gun safety law, but his murder underscores the fact that our federal gun laws are woefully inadequate. While we took a great step forward with our historic legislation, without action from Congress, known criminals will continue to buy guns in other states today and sell them on the black market in New York tomorrow. I am grateful to the law enforcement officials for their relentless work investigating this case and feel strongly that the perpetrators of this heinous act should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Today’s indictments are an important milestone in the quest for justice, and I hope that they bring solace to Carey’s family and loved ones.”

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