NYC police make arrest in shooting death of governor’s aide

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say they’ve arrested one of the men who staged a pre-dawn gun battle that killed an aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo last year.

Carey Gabay (guh-BAY’) was shot in the head in September during a party celebrating the West Indian Day Parade.

The 43-year-old Harvard-educated lawyer was a first deputy general counsel at the Empire State Development Corp.

Micah Alleyne was arraigned Friday on charges including murder and reckless endangerment and held without bail. His attorney declined to comment.

Court papers say Alleyne and “numerous others” fired guns and one of the bullets struck Gabay. Prosecutors say more arrests are expected.

Cuomo issued a statement praising investigators for their work. The Democratic governor called the arrest “a major step forward in the pursuit of justice.”