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NJ teen arrested in connection to fatal stabbing of Bronx man

Posted: 8:29 AM, Jan 17, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-17 08:29:02-05
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UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, the Bronx — Police have made an arrest in connection to a fatal stabbing the Bronx.

Edwin Portes, of Elizabeth New Jersey, was taken into custody early Friday in connection to the Dec. 21 stabbing of Giovanny Pimentel.

Authorities said Pimentel, 20, was approached and stabbed in the chest in the vicinity of University Avenue near West 181st Street around 2:30 a.m.

He was taken to the hospital where he died six days later, according to police.

The charges Portes, 19, faces were not immediately disclosed.