NEW YORK, NY – A Bronx teenager’s life was abruptly ended in a brutal stabbing incident in Manhattan’s Flatiron District late Friday night. The victim, 18-year-old Denzel Bimpey, was found by law enforcement officers following a trail of blood that led them to the doorstep of the Cure medical laboratory on Park Avenue South.
Bimpey had been stabbed multiple times in his chest, shoulder, and arm. Despite the best efforts of paramedics at Bellevue Hospital, he could not be saved. The crime scene painted a grim picture, with a pile of bloody bandages, a dried pool of blood, and a bloody handprint on the wall of the Cure laboratory.
The horrific event sparked a wave of concern on social media, with one user lamenting the lack of safety in the city. The investigation into the stabbing was still in progress on Saturday, with the motive behind the attack yet to be determined.
The incident has left residents in shock, with one local worker, Chris Voelkle, expressing his disbelief at such violence occurring on Park Avenue. This stabbing is the latest in a series of violent incidents in New York City, including a mass stabbing earlier in December that claimed four lives and injured two police officers.
Police initially detained an individual in connection with the stabbing, but he was subsequently released. No arrests have been made, and the search for the perpetrator continues.
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RICHMOND, VA – A Virginia mother was sentenced to an additional two years in prison on Friday after her six-year-old son brought her firearm to school and shot his teacher. Deja Taylor, 26, had previously been sentenced to 21 months in prison in November for illegally obtaining the weapon and making false statements on a government form required to purchase it.
The incident occurred on January 6 in the southern US state when Taylor’s son shot his elementary school teacher, causing injuries to her hand and chest. The teacher was hospitalized for two weeks.
Taylor had falsely claimed on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives form that she did not consume illegal drugs. Newport News Circuit Court Judge Christopher Papile sentenced Taylor for felony child neglect, with a two-year sentence to be served after the completion of her 21-month sentence.
The sentencing comes amid a rise in deadly firearms incidents involving young people in the United States. There has been increasing pressure to hold parents accountable who enable their children to access weapons.
In a similar case, the father of an Illinois man accused of killing seven people during a US Independence Day parade pleaded guilty to “reckless conduct” for assisting his son in obtaining the assault rifle used. The parents of a 15-year-old boy who killed four people at a Michigan high school in November 2021 were charged with buying their son a gun despite being aware of his threatening behavior.
School shootings perpetrated by children under ten years old are rare, but accidents that have young children gaining access to unsecured firearms in their homes are common in the US. A database by US researcher David Riedman has recorded approximately 15 such incidents since the 1970s.