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Shooting victims: where are they now?

The following are brief sketches of the four shooting victims of subway gunman Bernhard Goetz:

James Ramseur: born Aug. 15, 1966, of the Bronx, was shot in the arm and chest by Goetz. He is now serving a prison sentence of eight-and-one-third years to 25 years in state prison for rape. He was conivcted of raping, sodomizing, and robbing at gunpoint an 18-year-old woman on a rooftop in the Bronx on May 5, 1985. A little more than a month earlier on March 26, 1985, Ramseur was arrested for faking his own kidnapping. He claimed he was grabbed by two men in a car and later escaped. He apparently told the tale to test the reaction of police. Ramseur previously had served a 60-day jail term for two thefts in the Bronx and Manhattan and had a long record of juvenile crimes.

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Barry Allen: born Jan. 10, 1966, of the Bronx, was shot in the back by Goetz. He is serving one and one-third to four years in state prison for a probation violation following his arrest for gold-chain snatching in his apartment building in October 1985. He was on probation for an earlier chain-snatching that occurred before the subway shooting.

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Troy Canty: born Sept. 9, 1965, of the Bronx, was wounded by Geotz. He is currently in Phoenix House, a drug-rehabilitation center in Westchester County, which he entered nearly two years ago as part of a criminal sentence. He had pleaded guilty to taking $14 worth of coins from two video games in a bar two weeks before the subway shooting. For the past year, Canty has been in the center voluntarily, his lawyer said. The young man plans to go to school. Canty has filed a $6 million civil suit against Goetz. He also asked the state Crime Victims Board for compensation for his injuries, but the board rejected his plea last June because it felt he was going to rob Goetz.

Darrell Cabey: born Aug. 26, 1965, was left paralyzed from the waist down and severely brain damaged in the subway shooting. He was hospitalized for more than a year following the shooting, and now lives at home with his mother in the Bronx. Attorneys for Cabey have filed a $50 million civil suit against Goetz. On Sept. 10, 1985, an armed robbery charge filed against him before he was gunned down by Goetz was dropped because of the injures he suffered in the subway shooting.

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