Disgruntled worker hit with 50-to-life sentence in fatal Stop & Shop shooting
A former grocery cart staffer at a Stop & Shop supermarket in Long Island, Gabriel DeWitt Wilson, has been sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for a shooting rampage that left one co-worker dead and two others wounded. Wilson, 33, was convicted by a Nassau County jury last month of one count of second-degree murder and two counts each of attempted murder, assault and felony weapons possession, in the April 20, 2021, shooting at the West Hempstead store. Prosecutors say Wilson “methodically entered office after office in the second floor of the grocery store, shooting his co-workers without hesitation.” In a statement, Nassau County District Attorney Anne Donnelly said she was pleased that Wilson will now likely spend the rest of his life in prison.
According to police and co-workers, Wilson walked into the supermarket around 10 a.m. on the day of the shooting and got into an argument with the managers before storming out. He then returned around 11:20 a.m. and headed straight to the second-floor management offices, where he opened fire. He first struck one employee in the face and chest before moving on to a second office, where he shot a store manager in the shoulder. He then fired multiple shots at 49-year-old supervisor Ray Wishropp before fleeing the scene. Police launched a massive manhunt and tracked Wilson down at a nearby apartment complex about four hours later, where they took him into custody.
What was Gabriel DeWitt Wilson convicted of?
Gabriel DeWitt Wilson was convicted of one count of second-degree murder and two counts each of attempted murder, assault, and felony weapons possession in the April 20, 2021, shooting at a Stop & Shop supermarket in Long Island.
When was Wilson sentenced?
Wilson was sentenced to 50 years to life in prison on Thursday, June 3rd, 2021.
How many people were injured in the shooting?
Two people were injured in the shooting, while one co-worker was killed.
Was Wilson remorseful for his actions?
According to Nassau County District Attorney Anne Donnelly, Wilson showed no contrition or remorse since he was apprehended and throughout the duration of his trial.
Stop & Shop shooting results in 50-to-life sentence for dissatisfied employee
Gabriel DeWitt Wilson, a former grocery cart staffer at a Stop & Shop supermarket in West Hempstead, Long Island, was sentenced to 50 years to life in prison on Thursday for a shooting rampage that left one co-worker dead and two others wounded in April 2021. A Nassau County jury convicted Wilson, 33, of one count of second-degree murder and two counts each of attempted murder, assault, and felony weapons possession last month. Wilson was reportedly disgruntled with the managers at the store and left after a disagreement before returning an hour later and opening fire on his co-workers in the second-floor management offices. Nassau County District Attorney Anne Donnelly stated that Wilson showed “no contrition or remorse” throughout the trial and added, “I am pleased that this very dangerous individual will now likely spend the rest of his life in a prison cell.” Wilson had a history of arrests for gun possession and was once treated for a mental illness.