Gabriel DeWitt Wilson, a 33-year-old Hempstead resident, was charged on Thursday, June 8 with the murder of a person and Sentenced to life imprisonment for 50 years for the attempted murder of two others. The Nassau County District Attorney announced.

He was previously convicted on Wednesday, May 3.

According to the trial, Wilson, who was a Stop & Shop employee at the time, entered the store at 50 Cherry Valley Avenue, West Hempstead, on April 20, 2021.

At 11:19 a.m., Wilson went up to the second floor, where the employees’ offices are located, even though he had no work scheduled at the time.

Fully armed, he entered the store manager’s office and shot one victim in the face, twice in the chest and then in the shoulder of a female manager.

Wilson then went into a second office, where he fired multiple bullets that struck Ray Wishropp, 49, in the chest and leg, the district attorney’s office reported.

Veslop was pronounced dead at the scene.

Nassau County District Attorney Anne T. Donnelly said: “Gabriel Wilson entered West Hempstead on April 20, 2021 armed with a semiautomatic gun. a shop, intending to cause death and destruction.” He was arrested or throughout the trial. “

The jury deliberated for less than six hours at the trial on Wednesday, May 3 before finding him guilty of the following charges:

  • Second degree murder, one count
  • Attempted second-degree murder, two counts
  • First degree assault, two counts
  • Second degree possession of a weapon, two counts

He was acquitted of two counts of attempted second-degree murder, according to the district attorney’s office.

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