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'Junior' Gotti Stabbed in Syosset; Not Cooperating With Cops

Son of famed crime boss is said to be recovering.

The CVS parking lot in Syosset where "Junior" Gotti was stabbed Sunday. (Photo credit: Joe Dowd.
The CVS parking lot in Syosset where "Junior" Gotti was stabbed Sunday. (Photo credit: Joe Dowd.

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.

The stabbing took place at the 24-hour CVS at 55 Cold Spring Road, just off the main business section of town and in sight of Syosset's LIRR station.

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.


Edmond C. Chakmakian November 12, 2013 at 08:30 AM
Don't mean to be picky, but to have a "penchant" for something, means to have a taste for it, or a strong bend toward it. Gotti Sr. had "luck" or (when he engaged in jury tampering) a "knack" maybe. Not a penchant for aquittals.
Joe Dowd (Editor) November 12, 2013 at 08:47 AM
Edmond: I think it's right, but not the best word. I'm changing it now to "tendency of...." Good editing on your part and thanks for reading Patch.
ed November 12, 2013 at 01:33 PM
Of course he is not cooperating with the cops. If he did, next thing you know they would want to know who the guy is they just found floating in the East River.
CoCo Lattee November 12, 2013 at 03:37 PM
The concretes cheap and the rivers are deep.
sieben13 November 12, 2013 at 07:56 PM
Id bet that whoever stabbed him ,is no longer with us
Bob B November 12, 2013 at 08:07 PM
He is not cooperating with the police - but I bet he was cooperating with the doctors.
Tideline November 13, 2013 at 07:07 AM
A sign of disrespect. If it were a Mob related Preofessional hit, they would not have used a knife and he likely would be dead. The Actor had no issue getting within arms length of his target. What does that say about Junior's situational awareness ?
ba November 13, 2013 at 08:30 AM
If it had been a Father O'Malley,he would have been stabbed in the abdomen, or stomach. Because it was Gotti, he was stabbed "in the gut". How Soprano's of you...........
Cindy Halpern November 13, 2013 at 09:12 AM
The Mafia has a code of honor system where they will try to kill each other, but will not report each other to the police. It is considered the worse offense to inform on others.
Southpaw November 13, 2013 at 12:38 PM
Jr. stabbed.....gee, there's a surprise. Job incomplete.
John Boy November 13, 2013 at 01:15 PM
Wow
the big kahuna November 13, 2013 at 01:51 PM
what a terrible thing to happen to such an upstanding member of the community
Larry McLendon November 13, 2013 at 02:31 PM
I have a feeling Jr. will be dishing out his own brand of justice.
Layla November 13, 2013 at 02:52 PM
I'm thinking it was a random robbery gone bad. I'd hate to be the guy that stabbed him.
Dan Crabtree November 13, 2013 at 08:52 PM
ten to one he has requested a copy pf the security video unless he personally knows his attacker..have a feeling this case will never be officially closed... but it will be closed for sure..
Grifhunter November 15, 2013 at 05:04 PM
Domestic violence?

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