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NY Gov. Cuomo creates scholarship to honor murdered aide

In this photo taken Dec. 12, 2011, and

In this photo taken Dec. 12, 2011, and provided by the New York Governor?s Office, Carey Gabay, first deputy general counsel at the Empire State Development Corporation is shown. Photo Credit: Judy Sanders/New York Governor’s Office via AP

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has created a scholarship and fellowship honoring former aide Carey Gabay, who was fatally shot after being caught in gang crossfire.

The full-ride scholarship will be awarded annually to five students at State University of New York schools.

The fellowship is open to attorneys interested in public service. Winners will spend two years in the office of the counsel to the governor focusing on issues relating to violence and poverty.

To be eligible for the programs applicants must come from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Gabay was shot in the head during a predawn party celebrating the West Indian Day Parade Sept. 7. He died Sept. 15. No arrests have been made.

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

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