Patrick Alford’s dad shot, critically injured

We have all heard about Patrick Kennedy Alford Jr., who has been missing from his Brooklyn, NY foster home for two years less four days, but until today I had heard nothing of his father, Patrick Sr.

Patrick Sr. was shot during a home invasion at his apartment in Brooklyn. It was particularly nasty: Five men broke into the apartment in broad daylight and fired five shots, hitting Patrick Sr. in the head and the leg. He returned fire with his own gun. His two young children were inside the apartment and were, thank goodness, unharmed. The police are thinking it was drug-related: Patrick Sr. has 20 prior arrests, many of them for drug offenses, and there were 20 baggies of pot in his apartment.

He’s in critical condition. No word on whether they expect him to pull through or not. I suppose this case would probably have gotten no media attention at all were it not for Patrick Jr. being missing.

New York Daily News
The Staten Island Advance

One thought on “Patrick Alford’s dad shot, critically injured

  1. Audrey January 18, 2012 / 10:39 pm

    So sad. 😦 I really hope he makes a full recovery.
    Horribly sad that he may lose custody of his children…one of whom was with Patrick in foster care when he disappeared. Hopefully they are in the care of family who will not subject them to drugs and guns.

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