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Wed Jun 4, 2014, 07:53 AM

Reward for arrest increased in elevator stabbings

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police have released a sketch of a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a 6-year-old boy and critical wounding of a 7-year-old girl in a Brooklyn elevator.

Meanwhile, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has announced an additional $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest, bringing the total to $63,000.

Police described the assailant as a stranger who randomly attacked the children Sunday evening after the playmates got on the elevator to get ice cream from the boy's sixth floor apartment.

Prince Joshua Avitto died at a hospital. Mikayla Capers remains in critical but stable condition following surgery.

Adams says the $50,000 donation comes from Western Beef. He will officially announce the reward at a news conference Wednesday where he will be joined by the boy's parents.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Reward-for-arrest-increased-in-elevator-stabbings-5527510.php

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