NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two people were shot dead at the 2011 West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn. As a man was sentenced Thursday for one of the killings, a family announced it is seeking justice in the other victim’s death.
As WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported, Leroy Webster was sentenced in Brooklyn Supreme Court to 40 years in prison for gunning down Eusi Johnson and then shooting at responding police officers. Cops answered by firing 73 bullets, one of which struck and killed an innocent bystander, Denise Gay, 56, who was sitting on her Crown Heights front stoop trying to avoid the raucous Labor Day parade.
Gay’s relatives have filed a civil wrongful-death lawsuit against the city and the NYPD, their attorney, Stanford Rubenstein announced outside court.