Man sentenced to 50 years to life in fatal Stop & Shop shooting

Gabriel Wilson was sentenced to 50 years to life in the fatal 2021 Stop & Shop shooting in West Hempstead.

News 12 Staff

Jun 8, 2023, 10:32 AM

Updated 353 days ago

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A man convicted in the fatal 2021 shooting at a Stop & Shop in West Hempstead has been sentenced to 50 years to life in prison.  
Prosecutors say Gabriel Wilson opened fire on his co-workers with a semi-automatic weapon in 2021.
Manager Ray Wishropp, a father of seven, was killed in the shooting. Two other people were injured.
Wilson was found guilty last month on seven of nine charges, including murder.  
Rupert Wishropp, Ray's father, was in tears in the courtroom.
"If he had changed his mind, I would have had my son and he would have had his freedom," Rupert Wishropp said.
Nassau County District Attorney Anne Donnelly said the case was one of the first incidents that could have been a mass shooting in Nassau.
Wilson was found guilty last month on seven of nine charges, including murder. He told the court he has been praying for forgiveness and accepts the consequences.
Stop & Shop released a statement saying it will continue to honor the memory of their colleague Ray Wishropp and to support their associates impacted by this tragedy.


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