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Crime 30-Year-Old Columbia University Student Stabbed to Death While Walking Home from Soccer Practice

05:21  06 december  2021
05:21  06 december  2021 Source:   people.com

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A Columbia University student was stabbed to death near the Manhattan campus on Thursday by a gang member who was arrested after stabbing a 27- year - old tourist 15 minutes later, police said. Pinkney was arrested after threatening another man, 29, who was walking in the park with his girlfriend. Police said Pinkney, who was out on parole, had 16 prior arrests dating back to 2012. The fatal stabbing took place just a block from where Bernard College student Tessa Majors was killed in 2019.

A Columbia University graduate student has been stabbed to death near the Ivy League school's New York City campus while walking home from soccer practice . The student , 30 - year - old Davide Giri, suffered a stab wound to his abdomen just before 11 p.m. Thursday near West 123 St. and The team said Giri was walking home after practice when he was killed. The team called Giri "the nicest and brightest person on the team" who "was a big contributor to our successes." Columbia University president Lee Bollinger said in a statement, "This news is both unspeakably sad and deeply shocking

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A Columbia University graduate student has died after being stabbed near the school's New York City campus on Thursday on his way home from soccer practice.

Davide Giri, 30, and a second person who © Barry Winiker/Getty Davide Giri, 30, and a second person who "is also a member of the Columbia community" were stabbed Thursday night, according to the university

Davide Giri, 30, was stabbed in the abdomen just before 11 p.m. local time Thursday near West 123 St. and Amsterdam Ave., at the north end of Morningside Park, according to a statement from the New York Police Department obtained by PEOPLE. Giri was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

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Columbia student Davide Giri is dead and another man injured in a pair of stabbings near the Manhattan campus Thursday night, according to officials. Christopher Sadowski. Giri had traveled the world and came to the US to study in 2013. He did a master’s degree in electrical and computer Columbia University president Lee Bollinger notified students of Giri’s death in an e-mail first thing Friday. “I write with great sorrow to share the tragic news that Davide Giri, a graduate student at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, was killed in a violent attack near campus on Thursday

Pinkney is accused of stabbing a Columbia grad student to death and wounding tourist in mad crime spree. Davide Giri, 30 , a PhD candidate in computer science at Columbia University , was stabbed to death Giri was traveling home from soccer practice when police say he was stabbed in the abdomen by a gang member. Giri's death was reminiscent of the violent stabbing of Tessa Majors

Police say a second person was stabbed in the torso about 15 minutes later at 110th Street and Morningside Drive. He was taken to Mount Sinai-Saint Luke's Hospital in stable condition.

The suspect, Vincent Pinkney, 25, was located by police at West 104th Street and Central Park West on the Upper West Side, according to the statement. Police allegedly saw Pinkney "menacing" a third victim with a knife inside Central Park moments after the second attack.

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Pinkney was arrested and charged with murder, attempted murder, assault, attempted assault, and three counts of criminal possession of a weapon, per police. The suspect was taken into custody, and a knife was taken from his possession.

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The 25- year - old purported gang member allegedly killed Columbia University student Davide Giri as he walked back to his apartment following a soccer match, police said. Giri, 30 , was cutting through Morningside Park when Pinkney stabbed him in the stomach, police said. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. About 15 minutes after the attack on Giri, a tourist from Italy was stabbed in the abdomen, police said. The victim was expected to survive. Pinkney continued on his spree until officers found him, according to the NYPD. Police said they recovered his knife in Central Park, where he was menacing

Columbia University student stabbed to death near campus on way home from soccer practice . kali9/iStock. December 3rd, 2021 | ABC News Radio. (NEW YORK) — A Columbia University graduate student has been stabbed to death near the Ivy League school’s New York City campus while walking home from soccer practice . The student , 30 - year - old Davide Giri, suffered a stab wound to his abdomen just before 11 p.m. Thursday near West 123 St. and Amsterdam Ave., at the north end of Morningside Park, according to the New York Police Department.

An investigation into the stabbings is ongoing.

NY International FC, an amateur soccer team, confirmed Friday that Giri was returning home from practice when he was attacked. The club called him "the nicest and brightest person on the team" who "was a big contributor to our successes."

Columbia University said it is "deeply saddened" by Giri's death in a statement shared Friday on Twitter. The next day, the school announced that the second victim, identified as Roberto Malaspina, "is also a member of the Columbia community" that had just arrived from Italy to begin several months as a visiting scholar.

The university also announced that the NYPD had committed to temporarily assigning patrol cars inside Morningside Park 24 hours a day to help "further enhance security" in the area. The school also promised to increase foot patrols on sections of Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

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A graduate student at Columbia University died and another man was wounded after the two were stabbed in Upper Manhattan on Thursday night, the police and college officials said. The student , Davide Giri, was traveling home from soccer practice just before 11 p.m. when he was stabbed In a campuswide letter sent on Friday morning, Lee C. Bollinger, the university ’s president, identified Mr. Giri, 30 , as a student in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and expressed sadness over his death . “This news is both unspeakably sad and deeply shocking, as it took place only steps from

The girlfriend of Davide Giri, a Columbia University student who was fatally stabbed Thursday in New York City, was heartbroken as she reflected on they were preparing to begin their lives together once he finished his PhD. Ana Gonzalez spoke Friday, shortly before 25- year - old known gang member Last night, after practice and while going back home , our lovely teammate and pillar of the club, Davide Giri, was fatally stabbed . Davide was the nicest and brightest person on the team.' The Columbia student who witnessed the second stabbing told the Daily News that Pinkney ran up to Malastina

A 30-minute service will be held in honor of Giri at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Amsterdam Avenue at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Members of the Columbia community held a vigil for Giri on Butler Lawn on Friday.

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According to WABC, Pinkney is a suspected gang member and was arrested for gang assault in 2013 before being released on parole five years later. He was also charged with assault in 2013 and conspiracy in 2014.

In December 2019, Barnard College student Tessa Majors was stabbed to death near the scene of the recent stabbing in Morningside Park. Three teenagers were arrested in connection to her murder, two of which have pleaded guilty, PEOPLE previously reported.

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