A Mobster Dodged Hit After Hit—His Son Finally Got Him

From a New York Times story by Colin Moynihan headlined “A Mobster Dodged Hit After Hit. His Son Finally Got Him.”:

Someone kept trying to kill Sylvester Zottola, month after month.

The first attack came in September 2017, when a man approached Mr. Zottola, whom the authorities described as a Mafia associate, outside his Bronx home and knocked him down with a punch in the face.

That November, someone tried to shoot Mr. Zottola as he drove on the Throgs Neck Expressway. Two days after Christmas, men lurking inside his home stabbed him in the neck. In the summer of 2018, a man walked up on the sidewalk, pointed a pistol at him and pulled the trigger only for the weapon to misfire.