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20-year-old man stabbed in heart in University Heights dies in hospital

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A 20-year-old man who was stabbed in the heart this past Saturday died Friday afternoon after being taken off of life support.

Authorities say 20-year-old Giovanni Pimentel was stabbed inside an apartment building along University Avenue last Saturday, Dec. 21 around 2 a.m.

MORE: Police: Man stabbed multiple times in University Heights

It’s unclear what exactly lead up to the stabbing. The NYPD released video capturing the suspect walking down the street in a black jacket.

According to his mother, Pimentel was hanging out with some friends and was supposed to be home around 1 a.m.

A witness statement claims the stabber yelled something in Spanish during the attack. “Popote" is what that witness heard, which is a known Trinitarios gang phrase. Detectives say they are investigating all angles.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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