A 12-year-old boy showed up at Jacobi Hospital with critical injuries Thursday, wounds he said he suffered in a stabbing attack on a Bronx sidewalk.
The boy, who walked into the hospital about 4 p.m., said a trio of attackers tried to rob him of his jacket on Fish Avenue. When he refused to hand it over, one of them stabbed him in his back, he told authorities.
No arrests had been announced as of Friday.
Anyone with information is asked to call NYPD Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.
Kevin Deutsch is a Staff Writer for Bronx Justice News covering the criminal justice system, drugs, and DNA use by law enforcement. An award-winning journalist, Deutsch is the author of the true crime books "Pill City" and "The Triangle." He has worked on staff at the Daily News, Miami Herald, Newsday, The Palm Beach Post, and The Riverdale Press. His work has also appeared in Newsweek, Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Forward, The Independent, Huffington Post, Orlando Sentinel, and the New York Post, among other publications. His numerous television appearances include spots on CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN's BookTV. He has also been featured in The New Yorker. A Bronx resident, Deutsch hosts the true crime podcast "A Dark Turn" on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.