Edwin Portes, 19, Arrested For The Murder Of Giovanny Pimentel, 20

Published on January 17, 2020, 11:48 pm
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It was reported to police that on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at 0235 hours, inside of 2170 University Avenue, a 20-year-old male victim was approached by an unidentified individual who stabbed him once in the chest with a knife.

The victim was removed to St. Barnabas hospital in critical condition.

On Friday, December 27, 2019, at 1420 hours, the victim was pronounced deceased at St. Barnabas Hospital.

Following proper family notification, the victim was identified as follows.


Giovanny Pimentel
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10456

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation the following 19-year-old male suspect was arrested in regard to this incident.


Edwin Portes
678 N. Board Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07208

The investigation remains ongoing.

All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.


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