NEW YORK (AP) — A suspect arrested in the slaying of an aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been convicted of manslaughter, but was acquitted of murder charges.

Kenny Bazile was found guilty on Thursday in the 2015 fatal shooting of Carey Gabay, who got caught in the middle of a gang-related gun battle in the hours before a West Indian Day parade in Brooklyn.

Gabay was deputy counsel of the state's economic development agency.

Bazile's attorney said his client was acting in self-defense.

Four other suspects were arrested. One of them took a plea deal and testified against the three others, whose cases are currently being heard by a second jury.

Cuomo said he hoped the guilty verdict gives Gabay's family some comfort that "justice has been served."