“Junior” Gotti stabbed in dispute in New York: Police
Former New York mobster John A. “Junior” Gotti was stabbed during a dispute in a CVS pharmacy parking lot on Long Island Sunday night, police say.
Gotti, the 49-year-old son of notorious Gambino crime family boss John J. Gotti (who was himself actually a junior), walked into a hospital with a stab wound in his abdomen after the dispute in Syosset at about 9:30 p.m., according to Nassau police.
He was listed in stable condition.
It’s not clear what sparked the altercation at 55 Cold Spring Rd. or if Gotti knew his alleged attacker. An arrest has not been made, and police investigation is ongoing, according to authorities.
Gotti’s attorney did not immediately return a telephone message seeking an update on his client’s condition.
Gotti pleaded guilty in 1999 to racketeering charges and spent over six years in prison. After his release, he was tried four times in five years, the last one in 2009 for racketeering. Each trial ended in a hung jury.
Gotti led the Gambino crime family for much of the 1990s while his father was in prison. Federal prosecutors say the father of six was inducted into the Gambino crime family in the late 1980s and made a captain in 1990. Two years later, his father was sent to jail for life, and allegedly gave him the reins of the family.
He said he left organized crime in 1999.
The elder Gotti died while incarcerated in 2002.