5th suspect arrested in slaying of New York governor's aide

AP News
Posted: Sep 02, 2016 5:09 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested a fifth suspect in the slaying of an aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) during a pre-dawn Caribbean festival last year.

Kenny Bazile was arrested Thursday in Palm Desert, California. WNBC-TV reports he's accused of firing shots during a gang-related gunbattle in which Carey Gabay (guh-BAY') was fatally shot by stray gunfire. Bazile won't be charged until he's returned to New York.

Gabay was a Harvard-educated lawyer. He had been out celebrating J'ouvert (joo-VAY'), a street party and procession held on Labor Day hours ahead of Brooklyn's West Indian Day parade.

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Four other suspects have been arrested in the shooting.

It's unclear if Bazile has an attorney who could comment for him.