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Brooklyn Stabbing: Reward Offered For Six-Year-Old’s Killer

    June 2, 2014
    Sean Patterson
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A young boy is dead and a young girl is in critical condition following what appears to be a random stabbing in Brooklyn, New York. According to a New York Times report, six-year-old Prince Joshua “P.J.” Avitto and seven-year-old Mikayla Capers were stabbed Sunday evening in the elevator of a Shenck Avenue apartment building.

Avitto suffered stab wounds to his neck and was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Capers has been transferred to New York-Presbyterian Hospital for treatment of stab wounds to her hands and torso.

According to the families of the victims, the children had been friends since they were toddlers. Avitto and Capers were reportedly on their way down to the street get Icees when they were stabbed.

No arrests have been made yet related to the stabbing. Based on witness reports, police are currently searching for a suspect that is a heavyset black man in his 20s wearing a grey sweatshirt. According to Chief of Brooklyn Detectives Patrick Conry, the man was spotted running away from the crime scene. Police have also recovered a knife they believe may have been used in the attack.

The stabbings have rocked a community that is now struggling to come to terms with why someone would stab two innocent children. Brooklyn community leaders have come together to offer a reward for information on the crime. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams today announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the stabbing suspect.


This stabbing came just days after another stabbing occurred nearby in Brooklyn. In that incident 18-year-old Tanaya Grant Copeland was stabbed and left to die at the corner of Linwood Street and Stanley Avenue. A $2,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of Copeland’s murderer.

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  • TheTruthNotTold

    Blacks at it again!

    • disqus_sq5RsF9qJX

      Hmmmmm what happened in Santa Barbara Calif Truth??? Why not feel for the victims you clown. Are your serious? You need Jesus.

      • ST

        Jesus can’t help them…

      • bzilla024

        No one NEEDS Jesus. I’m pretty sure you don’t need Jesus to live, but water on the other hand you do NEED.

        • buddhasacksam

          and a non-stabbed neck..

    • karismatichick

      Hey Truth! What were you saying about Newtown, Conn.??

    • buddha sack sam

      pretty sure a Chinese nigga did this..

  • Not_A_Care

    @thetruthnottold:disqus Do us all a favor and kill yourself. @ the NYPD I think the people of NY in this instance would be wiling to turn a blind eye to some good old fashioned deadly police brutality! Shoot his ass on site.

    • Flip

      Yup

  • Maria

    Gang Ignitions. They always happen around this time of year. Very sad. My thoughts and prayers are with the family

    • Dina

      Do you mean, ‘initiations’ ?

  • SaidWhat

    :(

  • Ma! Ma!

    Animal, savages! they have no respect for human life!

    • Dina

      Murderers? No, they dont.

  • ThePatriotMuckraker

    Where is Martinez calling for knife control?

  • bklyn

    TO THAT AZZ HOE TheTruthNotTold
    BLACK OR WHITE ONE KID IS DEAD AND THE OTHER IS IN Critical Condition WE SHOULD BE PRAYING FOR HER,THIS IS NOT A BLACK AND WHITE THING AZZ HOE…