Nassau County police and prosecutors are investigating the alleged stabbing of John Gotti Jr, but the Washington Post reports that Gotti is not cooperating with the police. The authorities say that Gotti has refused to divulge information to the police regarding what happened on Sunday night when he was stabbed in the parking lot of CVS store in Syosset. All he says is that he was stabbed while trying to break up a fight between two strangers in the parking lot.
“He’s being very uncooperative,” a source told ABC News. “He says these guys were fighting and he jumps in as this big savior and he gets stabbed in the stomach.”
His narrative of trying to separate two fighting strangers is not being bought by the police either as one police source said, “It’s hard to believe he would break up a fight between two strangers.”
Gotti arrived in Syosset Hospital on Sunday at around 10 p.m. seeking medical attention for the stab wound. Due to hospital protocol, the authorities were informed and Nassau police responded and attempted to interrogate him without much success. The wound was reportedly serious and he was transported to North Shore University Hospital where he was treated and later discharged.
When Gotti’s lawyer, Charles Carnesi, was contacted, he said that he had been told that his client was ok, although he had not spoken to him personally.
Gotti is the son of the late John Joseph Gotti Jr, the reputed former boss of the infamous Gambino Crime syndicate in New York. Junior’s father died of cancer in 2002 while in prison. He has since maintained that he had put his crime days behind him. The last time Gotti was sentenced for a crime was in 1999 when he pleaded guilty to racketeering and sentenced to 5 years imprisonment.
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