Domestic dispute ends with 8-year-old boy fatally stabbed in Queens, suspect shot by police: NYPD

An 8-year-old boy is dead after a domestic dispute in Queens on Thursday evening. 

According to authorities, at around 5:20 p.m., a woman came out of a building on 94th Avenue and Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica, bleeding after having been stabbed in the back and pleading for help. 

Officers responded to the scene and went into a 5th-floor apartment where they found the suspect, a 20-year-old man, holding his father in a headlock, with a knife to the father's throat.

The officers gave repeated commands to the suspect to drop the knife, which he did not obey, leading one of the officers to fire a single round at the suspect, striking him in the torso and incapacitating him.

Police sources tell FOX 5 NY that the 20-year-old and his 8-year-old stepbrother were alone in the apartment when the 20-year-old stabbed the child. 

Police sources told FOX 5 NY that the mother, father, and an 8-month-old baby were not home at the time, and when they arrived they discovered the scene.  

A knife recovered at the scene of a stabbing incident in Queens. (Credit: NYPD)

The 8-year-old was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The 20-year-old shot by police was also taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

The incident left the 43-year-old father with a cut to his neck and a 29-year-old woman injured. Their conditions are unknown.