Former N.Y. mobster John A. Gotti reportedly stabbed in stomach

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Former New York mobster John A. Gotti, the son of late “Dapper Don” John Gotti, was stabbed during a dispute in front of a CVS pharmacy on Long Island Sunday night, police said.

“Junior” Gotti, the son of the notorious Gambino crime family boss John Gotti, told investigators he was stabbed in the stomach while trying to break up a fight between two strangers, a law enforcement source told the New York Daily News, however the source remained skeptical of the good Samaritan story.

“It’s hard to believe he would break up a fight between two strangers,” the source said.

Mr. Gotti walked into a hospital with a stab wound after the dispute in Syosset at about 9:30 p.m., according to Nassau police. He was then transferred to North Shore University Hospital, the source told the Daily News.

The incident is now being investigated by both the Nassau County Police Department and Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice’s office, the source said.

Mr. Gotti led the Gambino crime family for much of the 1990s while his father was in prison, NBC New York reported. He said he quit the mob in 1999, after deciding he had enough of the organized crime business and wanted to focus on being a father.

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