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September 08, 2011

Tests: NY suspect didn't kill bystander

It's unclear whether the fatal bullet came from a police weapon

By Colleen Long
Associated Press

NEW YORK — Police ballistics tests have determined a shootout suspect didn't kill a bystander on her stoop near the route for New York City's West Indian Day parade. It's unclear whether the fatal bullet came from a police weapon or some other gun.

Denise Gay was shot dead Monday night while sitting outside her Brooklyn home.

The shootout had erupted nearby after the annual parade, which has been scarred by violence including fatal shootings in 2003 and 2005.

Witnesses say shootout suspect LeRoy Webster's bullet hit the woman. Ballistics tests indicate that didn't happen.

A .380-caliber bullet found in a door frame where the woman was shot hasn't been matched with any gun at the scene.

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Webster is hospitalized and can't be reached for comment. He has no listed home phone number.

Copyright 2011 Associated Press

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