In a statement, Police Commissioner William Evans said that while he's pleased his homicide detectives were able to identify and arrest Guity, he's angered that two innocent men died:
Community members all across our city should be able to gather and socialize in public places in the company of neighbors and friends without the fear created and caused by those who carry illegal guns in our city. Chris and Clayborn did absolutely nothing wrong and most certainly deserved better fates. And, while there are no words to lessen the pain or sense of loss being felt by the family and friends of Chris and Clayborn, it is my humble hope that word of today’s arrest will provide for them some small measure of comfort and closure.
Guity was no stranger to the Hailey Apartments. In 2014, he was arrested on a warrant at 267 Centre St.