The alleged Columbia killer Vincent Pinkney was allied with an upstart gang called EBK, an abbreviation for Everybody Killa, according to sources.
Pinkney, 25, of Manhattan was arrested and charged with the stabbing of Columbia student Davide Giri, 30, in Morningside Park on Thursday night. He is also shortly afterwards accused of stabbing another man, Roberto Malaspina, who survived the meeting.
EBK has caught the attention of law enforcement agencies in recent years.
The EBK “represents a gang policy of open warfare,” wrote San Joaquin, California’s district attorney general, in a 2019 statement announcing an investigation into the group’s activities.
“EBK is classified as a hybrid gang as its members consist of a mix of Crips, Bloods, Nightingale gang members and gang members who are originally from, and continue to maintain, strong affiliations with other active criminal street gangs.”
Members associated with these gangs were arrested and charged with offenses, including possession and sale of drugs, illegal firearms and shootings, among other crimes, according to the statement.
Pinkney’s rap sheet contains 11 arrests since 2012 on a number of charges.