STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The father of a young Staten Island boy who went missing from a Brooklyn foster home two years ago has been shot in the head and critically wounded, the Advance has learned.
Patrick Alford Sr., 29, was the victim in a shooting yesterday afternoon inside a Brooklyn apartment, police sources tell the Advance.
Alford is the father of Patrick Alford Jr., who at age 7 disappeared from an East New York foster home on Jan. 22, 2010. Despite exhaustive searched by police, he has still not been found.
According to police, the shooting happened at about 4:18 p.m. at 1138 Blake Ave., in East New York's 75th Precinct.
Police discovered marijuana inside the apartment, according to police sources. Alford Sr. was shot once in the head and taken to Brookdale University Hospital where, a hospital spokeswoman said today, he remains in critical condition.
An investigation into the shooting is ongoing, and so far, no arrests have been made, according to police.