A lawyer in New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration — shot by a stray bullet last week — died after being taken off life support, USA Today reports.

Carey Gabey, 43, had been in critical condition since he was shot in the head Sept. 7 as gang-related gunfire erupted on a Brooklyn street where he was walking, USA Today reports.

In a statement Wednesday, Gabey’s family said he was officially declared brain-dead late Tuesday night.

“There are difficult decisions we will face in the coming hours and days as our family struggles to process what this means for us. We ask that our privacy be respected during this difficult time,” according to the statement, which was distributed by family spokesman Errol Cockfield.

There have been no arrests in the case but last week the  family is pleaded for information.

“We ask that anyone who may have information related to the criminal case contact law enforcement as they conduct their investigation,” the family said in its statement. “We will continue to burn a flame for Carey with the same tenacious yet tender spirit that has guided him.”

Currently there is a $12,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.

Image Credit: Office of the Governor/NYT

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  • RIP Carey Gabey.

    I send condolences and prayers to his family, friends, and colleagues.

  • Everything about this is so sad. His wife is expecting their first baby. Jesus be a fence around her and her family.

  • Kamala Jones

    This is awful. RIP to this Brother. But, why so few comments. Black Lives Matter?

  • Yurilyte

    Hate how these gang members don’t think about the lives they could impact when they shoot up a block. So senseless and cruel, yet they probably feel no remorse.