Alleged Columbia killer Vincent Pinkney was allied with an upstart gang called EBK, short for Everybody Killa, according to sources.
Pinkney, 25, of Manhattan was arrested and charged with the stabbing death of Columbia graduate student Davide Giri, 30, in Morningside Park Thursday night. He’s also accused a short time later of stabbing another man, Roberto Malaspina, who survived the encounter.
EBK has captured the attention of law enforcement officials in recent years.
EBK “represents a gang policy of open warfare,” the San Joaquin, Calif. District Attorney’s office wrote 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 mixture of Crips, Bloods, Nightingale gang members and gang members who originally come from, and continue to maintain, strong affiliations with other active criminal street gangs.”
Members affiliated with these gangs were arrested and charged with offenses including narcotics possession and sales, illegal firearms and shootings, among other crimes, according to the statement.
Pinkney’s rap sheet includes 11 arrests since 2012 on a variety of charges.