NYC Man Who Butchered 8-year-old Sibling, Attacked Parents, Gets Fatally Shot By Cops; Neighbour Says He ‘Never Smiled’

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NYPD officials responded to reports to violence in the Queens apartment on July 4 and found Pedro holding his father in a headlock over the kitchen sink with a knife to his throat.(Image: Representative/Shutterstock)

Pedro Felix, 20, killed Jacob Lopez, 8, who was either his brother or stepbrother stabbed his mother, Channel Lino, before turning the blade on his father, 43-year-old Jose Adan Perez

The 20-year-old man who fatally stabbed his 8-year-old sibling and attacked his parents in their Queens apartment on Thursday “never smiled and always had a serious face”, a neighbour said.

According to a New York Post report, Pedro Felix, 20, killed Jacob Lopez, 8, who was either his brother or stepbrother stabbed his mother, Channel Lino, before turning the blade on his father, 43-year-old Jose Adan Perez. NYPD officials responded to reports to violence in the Queens apartment on July 4 and found Pedro holding his father in a headlock over the kitchen sink with a knife to his throat.

The family’s next door neighbour, Vanessa Rivera said the boy “never smiled and always had a serious face”.

“He never interacted with nobody. When we would pass each other in the hallway, he wouldn’t say hi or anything to me,” Vanessa was quoted by NY Post as saying. She also added that that the only time she ever saw Pedro was when he came in and out of the apartment.

Vanessa noted that the family’s demeanour was completely opposite to that of Pedro. “Anytime you see them, they were smiling. I can honestly say I’ve never seen them upset at each other. They were just my neighbours, they were so happy, so lovable. You would never think in a million years,” she said.

Police suspect that the attack stemmed from a domestic dispute.

NYPD Chief John Chell on Thursday said police were called to the scene when Pedro’s mother, bleeding badly from a stab wound in her back, ran outside “pleading for her life”. Pedro was fatally shot by cops when they found him holding his father in a headlock with a knife to his throat over the kitchen sink.

“They gave repeated commands, both in English and Spanish, to drop the knife. He did not. One officer fired one round, striking the target, saving that man’s life,” Chell was quoted by the NY Post as saying.

The family of four was rushed to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center where Jacob and Pedro succumbed to their injuries.

An 8-month-old infant who was also in the home was left unharmed.

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