A photo obtained by The Post shows the knife that cops say a gang member used to kill a Columbia University grad student and wound an Italian tourist in Upper Manhattan.
Published: 2021-12-03 03:49 pm
Police claim to find knife used in fatal stabbing of Columbia grad student Davide Giri

A photo obtained by The Post shows the knife that cops say a gang member used to kill a Columbia University grad student and wound an Italian tourist in Upper Manhattan.

The white-handled boning knife — with a 6-inch blade — was allegedly seized from suspect Vincent Pinkney, 25, when he was busted in Central Park after the bloody rampage late Thursday.

Victim Davide Giri, 30, was fatally stabbed in the gut shortly before 11 p.m. inside Morningside Park before staggering out and collapsing on West 123rd Street near Amsterdam Avenue.

The slaying of the Italian native took place just steps from where Barnard College student Tessa Majors, 18, was stabbed to death in the park almost two years ago to the day.

Police allegedly seized this knife from suspect Vincent Pinkney.
Vincent Pinkney was arrested in connection with the stabbings.

About 15 minutes after Giri was knifed, tourist Roberto Malaspina, 27 — who arrived in the Big Apple on Wednesday — was attacked from behind while walking on West 110th near Columbus Avenue and stabbed in the back and the abdomen.

Malaspina is being treated at Mount Sinai Morningside hospital. A man who visited him there said he’s in good spirits and recovering from his wounds.

Pinkney — a reputed member of the Bloods-affiliated gang Every Body Killas, or EBK — was nabbed after a man approached cops searching for the assailant and said he’d just been threatened by a knife-wielding thug, law enforcement sources said.

The potential third victim then pointed out the pint-size, baby-faced suspect while being driven through Central Park in a police car, sources said.

Pinkney is being held at the 26th Precinct with charges pending, sources said.

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