NEW YORK — 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.
Four other suspects have been arrested in the shooting.
It’s unclear if Bazile has an attorney who could comment for him.