Revelers walk through a police check point while participating in a Caribbean street carnival called J'ouvert on September 4, 2017.

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Brooklyn Juries Weigh Fate Of Men Charged In Cuomo Aide’s J’ouvert Shooting Death

July 17, 2018 - 10:10 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Two juries are at work in Brooklyn Supreme Court hearing cases against 4 alleged gang members who are accused of taking part in a 2015 shootout that claimed the life of Cuomo aide Carey Gabay during the annual J'ouvert celebration.

Prosecutors say Micah Alleyne, Kenny Bazile, Stanley Elianor, and Keith Luncheon are members of the 8-Trey Crips, Hoodstarz, and Folk Nation gangs. Another man, Tyshawn Crawford is serving 14 years after negotiating a plea deal, the Daily News reported.

Authorities say Gabay was struck by a stray bullet fired in a shootout that began as retaliation for Luncheon being shot in July of the same year.

Elianor's attorney Doug Appel insists his client is innocent. He said over the course of hundreds of hours of video, Elianor was not seen firing a shot. A Mac-10 machine gun recovered at the scene was not fired but did have DNA matching Elianor's.

Gabay was a Harvard educated lawyer. He was celebrating with family and friends when the shooting started.