Alleged West Hempstead Stop & Shop shooter pleads not guilty, held without bail
An indictment has come down in connection to the deadly shooting at a West Hempstead Stop & Shop.
Gabriel DeWitt Wilson appeared in court virtually Friday and pleaded not guilty to numerous charges, including second-degree murder and four counts of attempted murder.
Wilson, a 31-year-old Stop & Shop cart operator, was arraigned on a grand jury indictment on accusations of fatally shooting manager Ray Wishropp.
Two other managers were also shot.
Prosecutors say Wilson went into the Hempstead Turnpike store on April 20, went to the second-floor offices and opened fire. An intense manhunt followed, with police closing in on Wilson at a Hempstead building and arresting him.
During the court appearance, the judge ordered Wilson to continue to be remanded without bail due to the nature of the charges and Wilson's out-of-state criminal history, including convictions for violent crimes.
Wilson's attorney tells News 12 his client suffers from mental health issues and lingering effects of a gunshot wound to the head that he suffered at age 19.
Wilson is due back in court July 7.