South Jamaica man dies at hand of brother, who cut baby: Cops

A tear streams down Isaiah Forde's (r.) face. Photo by Christina Santucci
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A Brooklyn man attacked his extended family with a knife Wednesday morning in South Jamaica, according to police, cutting his 1-year-old niece before fatally stabbing his brother, who was planning to be married next week.

Gideon Forde, 33, allegedly broke down the back door to his brother’s house near 148th Street and Foch Boulevard around 7:15 a.m. and grabbed a kitchen knife, according to Joann Forde, the fiancée of Clinton Forde, who was killed.

Joann Forde’s son, 9-year-old Isaiah, was sitting downstairs waiting for the school bus when his uncle grabbed him by the jacket and tried to cut him with the knife, she said.

Isaiah kicked his uncle and yelled for his father, and Gideon Forde ran upstairs, at one point cutting Ashley, 1, in the neck with the knife, Joann Forde said.

As a result of the commotion, Clinton Forde, 29, jumped out of bed and began wrestling with his brother at the top of the stairs, she said, and Gideon Forde ended up stabbing him in the ribs, she said.

“He was trying to get him from coming upstairs to get me and the kids,” she said. The couple had six children together.

Police responded to the scene a few minutes later and attempted to subdue Gideon Forde, who resisted arrest and was pepper sprayed, Joann Forde said.

He was charged with murder, manslaughter, burglary, criminal possession of a weapon, violating an order of protection and resisting arrest, according to the NYPD.

Clinton Forde was put into an ambulance and taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Joann Forde said that Gideon Forde may have been high on drugs at the time.

She and Clinton Forde were set to be married Feb. 8.

“My husband did the right thing,” she said. “He said nobody was going to hurt us.”

Reach reporter Joe Anuta by e-mail at or by phone at 718-260-4566.

Updated 1:52 pm, February 20, 2012
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this is horrble! I dnt kno what problems hi mand his brother had ( still doesn't give you a reason to take his life!) but that lil girl definitely did desreve that! and he should payyyy for his crime!
Feb. 2, 2012, 12:38 am
sweet says:
Now you know thats wrong would you wish that on your mother.The nerve of people
Feb. 3, 2012, 8:04 pm
Hell from Queens says:
He was a bad man look at his police record you will find everything about him . I don't feel sorry about the kids coz .he didn't provite anything to there family . They live on government stame?????
Feb. 3, 2012, 10:13 pm
jesus says:
SMH my head at you chippy why would you do something like that why????
Feb. 4, 2012, 3:43 am
smdh says:
shut up you probably got a record to if you know him all your gt is big drug dealears si shut up
Feb. 4, 2012, 9:26 am
hello brooklyn says:
Brooklyn say that chippy was a good guy in if he was on drugs its because his brother who probably gave it to him now he probably went back for more in he said no see learn to make real money. dtugs leave you dead or in jail
Feb. 4, 2012, 9:33 am
g0 2 hell from bklyn says:
The ppl who had. Negative things to say go suck uur

Mother stinking —— thease guys did not deserve none of this an de baby is a angel why wouldshe deserve it you are a devil yourself
Feb. 6, 2012, 7:30 am
ParkPlaceOwn from N.A. ROC says:
Damn Chip u are a good dude but u aint have to go out like dat. Family is all we got man, u wild out bro. But all i can say is be strong to ya family. U my man but damn again yoo.
Feb. 7, 2012, 8:12 pm
RIP CLinton says:
Can't believe u did this chipie i really can't :'( R.i.p Clinton u were a good friend!! I still don't believe your gone
July 29, 2012, 2:46 pm
Ttcutie from Brooklyn says:
Yo chi pie is my uncle stop talks no crazy about him yo I would fight you like he got drged so
March 13, 12:17 pm

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