New York City was rocked over the weekend by a series of violent crimes involving four separate incidents in which teenagers were stabbed.
In these incidents, one boy was killed, while three others were stabbed, with one of them in critical condition.
On Friday, December 15th, 8-year-old Denzel Bimpey was stabbed and killed. On the same day, just hours earlier, two other teenage boys were also stabbed in separate incidents.
On Saturday, a 14-year-old boy was viciously stabbed in the neck during a confrontation in the Bronx.
The 14-year-old victim was stabbed Saturday near Pelham Parkway and White Plains Road at around 6:05 p.m.
Police found him at the scene with multiple stab wounds to his neck, inflicted by an unidentified sharp object.
He was transported to Jacobi Medical Center in critical condition by EMS.
The circumstances surrounding the stabbing are still unclear, and police are continuing their investigation.
Currently, no arrests have been made.
Denzel Bimpey, a first-year college student at SUNY Morrisville, was fatally stabbed in the Flatiron District on Friday evening, shortly after returning to the city for the holidays.
His sister, Godslove Bimpey, described him as a “wholesome spirit” who loved basketball and admired LeBron James.
“He was your average kid from the Bronx, trying to do better. He had great role models ahead of him,” Godslove said.
Bimpey had just completed his finals and was recovering from an illness when he returned home to visit family.
The attack occurred around 10:40 p.m. on Friday, at the corner of East 26th Street and Park Avenue South. An assailant stabbed Denzel multiple times in the chest, shoulder, and arm before fleeing.
He was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, but he could not be saved.
Police have detained a person of interest in connection with the attack.
According to Godslove, police indicated that Denzel was involved in an altercation and fled, only to be pursued by a group.
“We just want justice for Denzel. He didn’t deserve this. He had his whole life ahead of him. We just want whoever did it to come out because this guilt, you’re gonna feel it for the rest of your life,” Godslove expressed.
In addition, two teenage boys were stabbed in separate incidents on Friday. One was stabbed during a violent robbery on Staten Island and the other suffered two knife wounds in Queens, as reported by authorities.
In the first incident, a 16-year-old boy was stabbed by two assailants at Hylan Boulevard and Jacques Avenue in New Dorp around 11:15 a.m.
After being struck in the face, the boy tried to escape but was knocked down and stabbed in both legs. His attackers also stole his cell phone.
He was taken to Staten Island University Hospital North in stable condition.
Police later apprehended one suspect in a nearby parking lot, while the other remains at large.
Another 16-year-old was attacked at around 4 p.m. in Long Island City, sustaining at least two stab wounds in the back at the intersection of 34th Avenue and 21st Street.
He was transported to Weill Cornell Medical Center and is also in stable condition.