John A. "Junior" Gotti, son of the late "Teflon Don" John Gotti, was stabbed in the gut outside Syosset's CVS store Sunday.
Gotti, who famously claimed to have renounced his role in the Gambino crime family once ruled by his father, was attacked by an unknown assailant late Sunday night, multiple news sources and organizations have confirmed.
He was first brought to Syosset hospital and then to North Shore University Hospital, according to WABC. He has since been released, WABC reported.
Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice said her office and Nassau Police are jointly investigating the stabbing.
However, Rice and police reported that Gotti is not cooperating with investigators.
Police initially didn't identify Gotti by name but said a 49-year-old man was stabbed in the abdomen at 9:45 p.m. Sunday.
Nassau detectives got involved after a 10:19 p.m. call from a North Shore University Hospital official, who was reporting the treatment of a stabbing victim, according to Newsday.
"The victim refused to answer any of the police questions," the police spokeswoman told Newsday.
Gotti lives in a gated compound about three miles north of Syosset in Oyster Bay.
In 1999, Gotti pleaded guilty to racketeering, bribery, and extortion and was sentenced to more than six years. His fourth trial a decade later ended in a mistrial.
Gotti is the son of reputed Gambino Crime Boss John Gotti, a man known alternately as the "Dapper Don" for his dashing wardrobe and the "Teflon Don" for his tendency to beat federal raps. Gotti died in prison in 2002.
"Junior" Gotti previously admitted to being a member of his late father's regime. But later, he claimed in court that he had renounced his life in the mob.