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Taj Gibson’s six-year-old cousin killed in Brooklyn stabbing

Jun 3, 2014, 9:25 AM EDT

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One of the victims in the horrific double-stabbing of two children sweeping the news was the cousin of Bulls forward and Brooklyn native Taj Gibson.

New York Post:

A 6-year-old boy was stabbed to death and a 7-year-old girl was seriously wounded when they were attacked by a maniac with a butcher knife while heading out to get a snack in Brooklyn.

Prince Joshua Avitto, 6, and Mikayla Capers, 7, were in an elevator together when they were hacked and stabbed multiple times in the random 6 p.m. attack, law-enforcement sources said.


Six-year-old Prince “P.J.” Avitto is the cousin of Chicago Bulls power forward Taj Gibson. He died from his injuries.

Gibson posted this picture on Instagram:

They killed my lil super man. #rippj only two more weeks until your 7 birthday. Tears forever this can’t be life #foreversuperman #babycuzz

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Gibson, the rest of Avitto’s family, Capers and her family.

  1. onereasonableman - Jun 3, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    My heart goes out to the families involved.

    I can’t help but feel that this world is taking a very bad turn and perhaps there is very little hope of things getting better.

    • bigmeechy74 - Jun 3, 2014 at 1:55 PM

      It’s horrible what happened. And there are a lot of sickos in this world. But you aren’t taking in to account that the world is safer now than it’s ever been. Things were way more violent and messed up hundreds of years ago

  2. bougin89 - Jun 3, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Prison isn’t harsh enough for the man that did this…

    • imnotyourbuddyguy - Jun 3, 2014 at 11:04 AM

      Dump a can of gas on him and burn him

      • spthegr8 - Jun 3, 2014 at 2:53 PM

        ^^^ To easy of a death for a SCUMBAG like him. He needs too SUFFER!!!! ^^^ What is this world coming to.?? SMFH!!!!!!

  3. ningenito78 - Jun 3, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Christ almighty. What the hell….

  4. fanofthegame79 - Jun 3, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    I could feel the pain of Taj’s Instagram post. Wow.

  5. sonnysuave - Jun 3, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    The killer left the knife at the scene, so hopefully they catch this psycho soon. There’s also a sketch of the person that’s out there.

  6. doctordunkenstein - Jun 3, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    That’s terrible. Hope the kids can rest in peace, and they catch the person responsible. Prayers for you Taj…

  7. jimeejohnson - Jun 3, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Horrible. Prayers to the family. Death penalty for sure for all killers.

    • duhwighthoward - Jun 3, 2014 at 11:41 AM

      Seriously. Some people are not worth “reforming” or “rehabilitating”.

      I would have no problem pulling the trigger and putting that psycho out of his misery.

  8. jrh54824 - Jun 3, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    How is it that stories like this barely make the news?

    • duhwighthoward - Jun 3, 2014 at 1:44 PM

      Your government controlled media wants you to believe what’s happening in Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Iran and North Korea is more important.

  9. jadaruler - Jun 3, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    What a sick bastard. RIP to Prince.

  10. sportsnut1197 - Jun 3, 2014 at 2:07 PM

    Awful thing happened. Hey How are all those gun laws working for you. Should we now have laws against knifes. Wheres that ex govenor now? Its not the tool that kills its the psychotic maniac be hind them. Get that sick b@st@rd.

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